Philosophy East and West 39 (2):135-149 (1989)

Bruce Reichenbach
Augsburg College
I explore various ways in which the karma we create is believed to affect our environment, which in turn is instrumental in rewarding or punishing us according to our just deserts. I argue that the problem of explaining naturalistically the causal operation of the law of karma and of accounting for the precise moral calculation it requires point to the necessity of a theistic administrator. But this option faces a serious dilemma when attempting to specify the relation of God to the law of karma.
Keywords law of karma  causation  Hinduism  God  punishment
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DOI 10.2307/1399374
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