Sophia 52 (2):359-379 (2013)

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Daniel Breyer
Illinois State University
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This article clarifies the Buddhist position on freedom and responsibility, while arguing for three central claims. The first is that it is an open question whether Buddhists endorse causal determinism or causal indeterminism. The second claim is that the most promising contemporary interpretations of the Buddhist view fail in important respects. The final claim is that the best interpretation of the Buddhist position on freedom and responsibility is Buddhist Perspectivalism, the view that we should view ourselves as genuinely free and responsible, while viewing others as neither free nor responsible
Keywords Buddhism  Dharmakīrti  Śāntideva  Free Will  Moral Responsibility  Compatibilism  Determinism  Indeterminism  Libertarianism  Objective Attitude   Pratītyasamutpāda
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DOI 10.1007/s11841-012-0308-2
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