<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Barua (Ankur) - Revisiting the Rationality of Reincarnation-Talk (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23288.htm">Revisiting the Rationality of Reincarnation-Talk</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Barua (Ankur).htm">Barua (Ankur)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 2015</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23288.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PapersToNotes_23288.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>A survey of the key arguments that have been developed for and against the rationality of belief in reincarnation shows that often the central dispute is not over what the  data are but how to assess the  data from specific metaphysical-hermeneutical horizons. </li><li>By examining some of these arguments formulated by Hindu thinkers as well as their critiques  from the perspectives of metaphysical naturalism and Christian theology  we argue that one of the reasons why these debates remain intractable is that the  theory is underdetermined by the  data , so that more than one set of the latter can be regarded as adequate explanations of the former. </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W6652W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/249040/Barua%202015%20International%20Journal%20of%20Philosophy%20and%20Theology.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=n" TARGET = "_top">Link</A><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T10:05" pubdate>02/08/2018 10:05:22</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>