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25 Aug 2020 • 17 mins
Should we trust our senses? And how can we know that the waking world is real but the dreaming world is not?On this week’s episode we are interviewing Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Oxford University, Jan Westerhoff. Westerhoff discusses the philosophy of illusions, dreams and outlines his theory of an external world whose fundamental constituents are bits of mind, not bits of matter.