"The Problem of Ownerless Consciousness"

Friday, 1st Dec 2023, 10.30-12.00: “The Problem of Ownerless Consciousness”
One reason classical Buddhist philosophers rejected physicalism is that it would mean that
consciousness is not strictly speaking real. A difficulty for those philosophers, though, is that
it is not clear what an ultimately real consciousness might be like if, as all Buddhists claim,
there is no such thing as a self or subject of consciousness. I examine this difficulty as a
possible source of support for a Buddhist physicalism