Nondualism in Western Philosophy (FREE PDF eBook; 38 pages, includes Table of Contents, Bibliography and endnotes.) Nondualism is often thought to be an exclusively Eastern teaching. But Western philosophy and mysticism have given rise to varieties of nondual expression since before Plato. This is a series of pointers to how the Western approach can assist with one’s self-inquiry. It begins with a description of nondualism, Western style. Then various views and arguments are presented that might serve as tools for inquiry, and suggestions are given on how these tools might be used. You will learn how Democritus, Plato, Plotinus, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Fichte, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Wilfrid Sellars, Richard Rorty and others have resolved or dissolved the classic dualisms such as mind/body and appearance/reality. Concludes with a practical, forward-looking dialogue.
Nondualism, What’s Wrong with Dualism Anyway?, Nondualism East and West, Western Mysticism, The Nondualist Reaction to Descartes, Materialism, Eliminative Materialism, Nonmaterialism, Idealism, Plotinus (205-270), Spinoza (1632-1677), John Scottus 812-877), Berkeley (1685-1753), Fichte (1762-1814), Hegel (1770-1831), The Turn Towards Language, Away from Metaphysics, Where Do I Go From Here?, Test the Grip of Duality, The Winner Is, A Note about Who is Right, Nondual Nacho Satsang, Weblinks, General, Nonduality, Academic, E-Texts, and Bibliography.