Primitive Wisdom in the Free Will of Buddhism

Otto Müller


I explained my position on Buddhism and free will in three ways to understand the issue of Buddhist freedom in Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will (Repetti). Here, I first provide a sketch of the three aspects of the analysis, and then I analyzed some key paragraphs in other papers in the series. These three ways of understanding the Buddhist concept of freedom are consistent with some papers. On this basis, I propose that we can solve some of the differences in the analysis of Buddhist free will by resorting to primitive wisdom as a hypothetical construct and referring to methods that seem to be similar in usage. The concept of a hypothetical structure can be found in Aquinas.



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