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This will discuss several stances that deny the self, in different ways. Some interpretations of the Buddhist doctrine of anatman are nihilist in denying that the self exists at all. Some materialist views are also nihilistic denials. And then there are religious or ethical views of “selflessness” that hold that the self is existent but ought not to be, or ought to be ignored or undermined or subjugated or denied or generally kicked around.


This page is in the section Selfness,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

The next page in this section is ⚒ Intermittently continuing.

The previous page is ⚒ The true self.

This page’s topic is Self.

General explanation: Meaningness is a hypertext book (in progress), plus a “metablog” that comments on it. The book begins with an appetizer. Alternatively, you might like to look at its table of contents, or some other starting points. Classification of pages by topics supplements the book and metablog structures. Terms with dotted underlining (example: meaningness) show a definition if you click on them. Pages marked with ⚒ are still under construction. Copyright ©2010–2017 David Chapman.