Debating with Edwards on eternal, conscious torment in hell, Stott concedes that annihilationism
is favoured by the, ".
One of the most central doctrines of Buddhism is the rejection of annihilationism
(ucchedadrsti--the view that the self is annihilated at death) and eternalism (sasvatadrsti--the view that the self survives death) in favor of a "middle way," but that middle way depends on commitments to mind/body dualism, kamma/karma, and rebirth, and none of these commitments are compatible with contemporary science.
For a brief rebuttal of annihilationism
, see Harvey D.
Here of course, "false views" refers to eternalism (thivatavada) while the "destruction of actions" would follow from annihilationism
Here we need to take note of two dominant schools--perrenialism (sassaravada) and annihilationism
Nihilism carries a very broad meaning, suggesting a comprehensive meaninglessness to life, while annihilationism
targets the issue more precisely, namely, the nonexistence of any type of enduring self or person.
Malthus thus ascribed to the heretical theological doctrine of annihilationism
Other omissions include such interesting figures as Gerrard Winstanley, Jacob Bauthumley, and Laurence Clarkson, whose annihilationism
had come within the purview of Burns (and Christopher Hill).
The intent was more practical than theoretical, with the aim of bringing about a freedom from attachment to such theories as eternalism and annihilationism
45), King Lear, but since the very possibility of Renaissance annihilationism
has been called in question by New Historicist claims about the effective 'unthinkability' of real atheism in the period, the point seems worth establishing, though it might have been more economically done.
Much further evidence of annihilationism
in the period is adduced and Watson then devotes separate chapters to The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, Measure, Macbeth, Donne's love lyrics, and Herbert's Temple.
No wonder we lost an entire generation of poets to linguistic annihilationism