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Buddhist perspectives on free will : agentless agency?

Author: Rick Repetti
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2017.
Series: Routledge studies in Asian religion and philosophy, 18.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Repetti
ISBN: 9781315668765 1315668769
OCLC Number: 954617287
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 213 pages).
Contents: 1. Why the Buddha did not discuss 'the problem of free will and determinism' / Christopher W. Gowans --
2. Why there should be a Buddhist theory of free will / Rick Repetti --
3. Uses of the illusion of agency : why some Buddhists should believe in free will / Charles Goodman --
4. Just another word for 'nothing left to lose' : freedom, agency, and ethics for Mādhyamikas / Jay Garfield --
5. Negative dialectics in comparative philosophy : the case of Buddhist free will quietism / Owen Flanagan --
6. Free will and the sense of self / Galen Strawson --
7. What am I doing? / Susan Blackmore --
8. Freedom from responsibility : agent-neutral consequentialism and the bodhisattva ideal / Christian Coseru --
9. Free will, liberation, and Buddhist philosophy / Marie Friquegnon --
10. Buddhism and free will : beyond the 'free will problem' / B. Alan Wallace --
11. Degress of freedom : the Buddha's implied views on the (im)possibility of free will / Martin T. Adam --
12. Buddhist paleocompatibilism / Mark Siderits --
13. Shifting coalitions, free will, and the responsibility of persons / Ben Abelson --
14. Psychological versus metaphysical agents : a Theravāda Buddhist view of free will and moral responsibility / Peter Harvey --
15. Emotions and choice : lessons from Tsongkhapa / Emily McRae --
16. Grasping snakes : reflections on free will, samādhi, and dharmas / Karin Meyers --
17. Agentless agency : the soft compatibilist argument from Buddhist meditation, mind-mastery, evitabilism, and mental freedom / Rick Repetti.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Asian religion and philosophy, 18.
Responsibility: edited by Rick Repetti.

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