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Buddhist View of Self.pdf

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 302
Professor
Stephen Phillips
Semester
Fall

Description
An Upanishadic View of the Self A Buddhist View of Self The no-self doctrine (anatman, anatta) (There is no underlying spiritual substance to the self:) 1. everything is in causal relation (a causal chain view of the "everyday" or illusory self) 2. we are free (cf., Advaita Vedanta's view that we are already "liberated" and that we just have to realize it) 3. what we take to be ourselves are just streams of consciousness: a bundle of ideas, experiences, emotions, thoughts, etc. 3 is often generalized to: Phenomenalism: ever
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