Asian Philosophy 11 (3):141 – 150 (2001)

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Matthew MacKenzie
Colorado State University
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I will here analyse the five factors of action given in the Bhagavad Gtā, paying specific attention to the implications of this account for the Gtā's moral and soteriological psychologies. I argue that the Gtā's account of action constitutes a decentring of agency which paves the way for liberation. Further, while the ethics and moral psychology of the Gtā are often seen as similar to Kant's, I will argue that the decentring of agency in the Gtā places the liberated person beyond autonomy, and so also beyond virtue in Kant's sense.
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