Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy

Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy

Edwin F. Bryant


Led through Buddhists and the yoga traditions of Hinduism and Jainism, Indian thinkers have lengthy engaged in a rigorous research and reconceptualization of our universal proposal of self. much less understood is the way such theories of self intersect with matters concerning supplier and unfastened will; but such intersections are profoundly vital, as all significant faculties of Indian idea realize that ethical goodness and spiritual achievement depend upon the correct knowing of non-public business enterprise. additionally, their person conceptions of employer and freedom are usually nodes during which a whole school's epistemological, moral, and metaphysical views come jointly as a scientific entire. Free Will, supplier, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy explores the contours of this factor, from the views of the main colleges of Indian idea. With new essays via top experts in every one box, this quantity presents rigorous research of the community of concerns surrounding supplier and freedom as built inside of Indian thought.

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