Karma, Rebirth, and the Problem of Evil

  title={Karma, Rebirth, and the Problem of Evil},
  author={Whitley R. P. Kaufman},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={15 - 32}
The doctrine of karma and rebirth is often praised for its ability to offer a successful solution to the Problem of Evil. This essay evaluates such a claim by considering whether the doctrine can function as a systematic theodicy, as an explanation of all human suffering in terms of wrongs done in either this or past lives. This purported answer to the Problem of Evil must face a series of objections, including the problem of anylackofmemoryofpastlives,the lack of proportionality between… 
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