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By Ramesh K. Sharma

J.M.E. McTaggart seeks to significantly expound and appraise the British philosopher’s concept with admire to 3 crucial issues of his philosophy: substance, self, and immortality. Ramesh Kumar Sharma courses the reader throughout the labyrinths of McTaggart’s complicated arguments and defends a lot of McTaggart’s hugely unorthodox doctrines and conclusions. whereas doing this, Sharma attracts at the works of, between others, Berkeley, Hegel, and Leibniz, and even as assaults a number of modern day physicalist theories that propound mind-brain identification as opposed to the presumed fact of the self and recognition. This paintings is hence steered either for philosophers and researchers attracted to: (1) such perennial metaphysical topics as truth, lifestyles, hazard, the elemental ontological different types of substance, characteristics, and family members (universals); (2) the query of the truth of the self; (3) McTaggart’s total imaginative and prescient of the universe or Absolute, and his rejection of the kind of foremost view that absolutely the is God; (4) McTaggart’s targeted doctrine, after Plato, of the immortality of the self mixed with (the self ’s) pre-existence, post-existence, and plurality of lives; and (5) his impressive, yet vital, perspectives on perception.

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