By Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn
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And the second is the difficulty of combining this view of persons with standard Asian views about karma, ideas that require, or seem to require, that the agent of a particular action be the same as the agent who experiences the results of that action at some time in the future. Dealing with these difficulties has given, and still gives, Buddhist philosophers much to do. God If God is thought of as Jews, Christians, Muslims, and some Hindus typically think of him as the eternal, changeless, omniscient, omnipotent, unsurpassably benevolent creator of all that is then most Buddhist philosophers have little time for him (see Article 28, OMNIPOTENCE; Article 29, OMNISCIENCE; and Article 30, GOODNESS).
Coupled with the phenomenological claim is a set of logical arguments. These ask those who would wish to assert that there is more to human persons than the phenomenal facts mentioned to explain the relation between the postulated further fact a soul, perhaps, or some other kind of nonphysical substance and these phenomenal facts. Perhaps the soul is the possessor of these phenomena, or their controller, or the whole of which they are parts, or the like. In the classical texts devoted to this topic (see, for example, Huntington 1989, pp.
For an excellent survey, see J. L. Brockington: The Sacred Thread: Hinduism in its Continuity and Diversity (New York 1970 and following volumes). See also P. T. Raju: Structural Depths of Indian Thought (Albany 1985). < previous page page_14 next page > < previous page page_15 next page > Page 15 2 Buddhism Paul J. Griffiths This article will outline the philosophical problems that have seemed most urgent to Buddhist thinkers, together with the kinds of answers they have found persuasive. Tradition and Sources Buddhism began in India with the birth of Gautama Sakyamuni, the Buddha, about 500 years before Christ.
A Companion to Philosophy of Religion by Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper, Philip L. Quinn