A Dilemma for Buddhist Reductionism

Philosophy East and West 70 (4):977-998 (2020)


This article develops a dilemma for Buddhist Reductionism that centers on the nature of normative reasons. This dilemma suggests that Buddhist Reductionism lacks the resources to make sense of normative reasons and, furthermore, that this failure may cast doubt on the plausibility of Buddhist Reductionism as a whole.

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Javier Hidalgo
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