Publication details for Dr Simon Paul JamesJames, Simon P. (2019). Madhyamaka, Metaphysical Realism and the Possibility of an Ancestral World. Philosophy East and West 68(4): 1116-1133.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0031-8221, 1527-943X
- DOI: 10.1353/pew.0.0132
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It is sometimes argued that metaphysical anti-realists cannot consistently affirm the evident truth that the world existed before any conscious subjects evolved. I consider how Mādhyamikas could respond, and, in so doing, clarify where Madhyamaka may be situated in debates about metaphysical realism.