THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
Daniel Breyer (Illinois State University)
With a response from:
Rick Repetti (Kingsborough Community College, CUNY)
Please join on us at Columbia University's Religion Department on FRIDAY, NOVEMEBER 3rd at 5:30 PM for his lecture entitled:
"Responsibility with a Buddhist Face"
I’ve argued that the Indian Buddhist tradition, broadly construed, has tended to endorse a unique view of freedom and responsibility, a view I’ve called Buddhist Perspectivalism. According to this view, we should always regard ourselves as genuinely free and responsible agents, because we have good reason to do so, while we should never regard others in this way, because we have equally good reason to see them as neither free nor responsible. In this talk, I clarify Buddhist Perspectivalism as a theory of moral responsibility and defend it against some concerns that scholars like Christopher Gowans and Charles Goodman have raised.
Friday, November 3rd
Rm. 101, 80 Claremont Ave., Columbia University