9780198847915-0198847912-The Non-Existence of the Real World

The Non-Existence of the Real World

ISBN-13: 9780198847915
ISBN-10: 0198847912
Author: Westerhoff, Jan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198847915
ISBN-10: 0198847912
Author: Westerhoff, Jan
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Westerhoff, Jan wrote The Non-Existence of the Real World comprising 384 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198847912 and 9780198847915. Since then The Non-Existence of the Real World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Does the real world, defined as a world of objects that exist independent of human interests, concerns, and cognitive activities, really exist? Jan Westerhoff argues that we have good reason to believe it does not. His discussion considers four main facets of the idea of the real world, ranging from the existence of a separate external and internal world (comprising various mental states congregated around a self), to the existence of an ontological foundation that grounds the existence of all the entities in the world, and the existence of an ultimately true theory that provides a final account of all there is. As Westerhoff discusses the reasons for rejecting the postulation of an external world behind our representations, he asserts that the internal world is not as epistemically transparent as is usually assumed, and that there are good reasons for adopting an anti-foundational account of ontological dependence. Drawing on conclusions from the ancient Indian philosophical system of Madhyamaka Buddhism, Westerhoff defends his stance in a purely Western philosophical framework, and affirms that ontology, and philosophy more generally, need not be conceived as providing an ultimately true theory of the world.

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