Is the world of our experience ultimately real? If not, does it have something metaphysically basic underlying it? For Nagarjuna, the answers are “no” and “no… well… not that we can talk about.” We discuss metaphysics, causality, the possibility of remaking your perceptual habits, why someone who believes that all is empty might still want to act ethically, and how to deny a claim without affirming its equally dubious opposite.
Secondary sources are discussed here.
Running Time: 1 hr., 44 min. Recorded: October 3, 2010. Participants: Mark, Seth, Erik Douglas
As a bonus, your purchase includes a high-bitrate mp3 of the song that concludes the episode, “Nothing in This World but You” by Mark Lint & the Simulacra, recorded mostly in 2000 and finished in 2010.