Karma: Self-Making and World-Making in Buddhist Philosophy

04/13/2006

Contributed by Craig Duncan

Prof. Matt MacKenzie of Muhlenberg College will lead a lecture/discussion entitled "Karma: Self-Making and World-Making in Buddhist Philosophy" on Friday, April 21, at 4:00 p.m. in Textor 101.

In Buddhist philosophy it is said that individuals and their worlds are the product of karma. How do we make sense of this claim? This talk will be a philosophical exploration of the notion of karma, with special emphasis on the ways in which the Buddhist theory of karma highlights a realization of the deep interdependence of self and world. The talk is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the IC Philosophy Club.

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