The Idea of Reincarnation

  • Joseph Prabhu
  • Ariel Glucklich
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)


I should like in this paper to explore the idea of reincarnation as a metaphysical and moral notion shedding interpretive light on our experience. I shall argue that it provides a plausible and coherent account of our moral and spiritual life. Being concerned with its appeal at a general philosophical level, I shall not go into an exegesis of the idea as articulated in different philosophical and religious systems. Rather, I will borrow freely from these contexts to construct a version of it, that in its generality seems to me worth considering as a view about the nature and destiny of human life, and specifically about the evolution of consciousness.


Indian Philosophy Moral Consciousness Ultimate Reality Moral Experience Previous Birth 
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  • Ariel Glucklich

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