Philosophy East and West 70 (1):174-195 (2020)

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Rick Repetti
Kingsborough Community College (CUNY)
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In this essay, I argue that an analysis of the mind-control skills exhibited by Buddhist meditation experts may be used to formulate a theory of mental freedom, Buddhist Soft Compatibilism, that includes not only freedom of the will but the freedoms of emotion, attention, perception, the self, and all voluntary phenomena. BSC is compatible with determinism, indeterminism, the various Buddhist conceptions of causation, and the Buddhist conception of the self.The structure of my essay is as follows. First, I review the major terms, positions, and arguments in the Western debate on free will, contrasting the strongest pessimistic and optimistic views, framing the...
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