Volume 15 · Number 2 · Pages 189–193
Author’s Response: Philosophy without Ontology?

Stefan Weber

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Abstract: Even though all my commentators defended non-dualism, they could not convince me that I had misunderstood Mitterer’s position. My response focuses on six topics: The question of changing one’s philosophical position; the problem of the infinite regress; the concepts of descriptions and objects in classical philosophy and in non-dualism; the non-dualistic distinction of descriptions so far and descriptions from now on; the problem of time and the time arrow; and the question of ethical consequences. I argue for a more moderate version of epistemology, avoiding the inconsistencies and contradictions of non-dualism.

Handling Editor: Alexander Riegler (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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Weber S. (2020) Author’s response: Philosophy without ontology? Constructivist Foundations 15(2): 189–193. https://constructivist.info/15/2/189

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