Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

This book incorporates Buddhist philosophy more explicitly into the Western analytic philosophical discussion of free will, both in order to render more perspicuous Buddhist ideas that might shed light on the Western philosophical debate, ...

Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western philosophers have begun to explicitly discuss Buddhism and free will. This book incorporates Buddhist philosophy more explicitly into the Western analytic philosophical discussion of free will, both in order to render more perspicuous Buddhist ideas that might shed light on the Western philosophical debate, and in order to render more perspicuous the many possible positions on the free will debate that are available to Buddhist philosophy. The book covers: Buddhist and Western perspectives on the problem of free will The puzzle of whether free will is possible if, as Buddhists believe, there is no agent/self Theravāda views Mahāyāna views Evidential considerations from science, meditation, and skepticism The first book to bring together classical and contemporary perspectives on free will in Buddhist thought, it is of interest to academics working on Buddhist and Western ethics, comparative philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, agency, and personal identity.

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Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will
Language: un
Pages: 214
Authors: Rick Repetti
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western philosophers have begun to explicitly discuss Buddhism
Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will
Language: un
Pages: 206
Authors: Rick Repetti
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Traditionally, Buddhist philosophy has seemingly rejected the autonomous self. In Western philosophy, free will and the philosophy of action are established areas of research. This book presents a comprehensive analytical review of extant scholarship on perspectives on free will. It studies and refutes the most powerful Western and Buddhist philosophical
Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Rick Repetti
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western philosophers have begun to explicitly discuss Buddhism
A Mirror Is for Reflection
Language: un
Pages: 392
Authors: Jake H. Davis
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-13 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume offers a rich and accessible introduction to contemporary research on Buddhist ethical thought for interested students and scholars, yet also offers chapters taking up more technical philosophical and textual topics. A Mirror is For Reflection offers a snapshot of the present state of academic investigation into the nature
Beyond the Self
Language: un
Pages: 282
Authors: Matthieu Ricard, Wolf Singer
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-21 - Publisher:

Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics. Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies

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