Here is a link to a lecture on karma that I give in my Introduction to Asian Religions course at The University of Calgary.
This is also a topic that I’m writing some papers on, with the hope of eventually writing a book. I start by presenting what I refer to as Karl Potter’s interpretation of karma, according to which karma can be analyzed in terms of samskaras – habits or dispositions to repeat actions in the future. I contend that this kind of analysis is widespread. I offer two objections to this account. At the end of the lecture, I revise the account to handle the objections. I take this revised account to roughly resemble the account that Roy Perrett outlines in his Hindu Ethics. Needless to say, more objections await. Any feedback is welcome.