Free Will

Free will is one of the most extensively discussed topics. There are many theories in various fields from theology to philosophy to natural, social, and human sciences. One of the starting points is that there is a free will and determinism distinction. And in this meta-perspective, there are two positions: compatibilism and incompatibilism. The former … Continue reading Free Will

The Ten Oxherding Pictures

Zen Buddhism describes the stages for the Enlightenment through ten images with commentaries, called Ten Oxherding Pictures (十牛図). Inspiring many artists throughout Buddism traditions, there are various versions of the pictures. The key theme is the relationship between an oxherd and his ox or bull (In the titles we use “bull” and in the description, … Continue reading The Ten Oxherding Pictures