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Monday, 19 September 2016

Matthew MacKenzie
(Re-)Constructing the Self
 This paper aims to take up the complex dialectic between  self and selflessness as raised in the target papers of this issue and in
classical Buddhist thought. I’ll argue that the recognition that the
 self is constructed can lead, in the right theoretical and practical context, to (i) the deconstruction of fixed views of self, (ii) the decentring of  self-experience within a larger horizon of awareness, and (iii) the reconstruction of a more fluid self as a skilful means to cultivating and embodying wisdom and compassion.

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