Few thousand years ago two Indian schools carvakas and Ajivikas challenged Karma doctrine , as there was no good or bad deeds and no reward or punishment , Is there any Western thought similar to this ?

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    perhaps if you explained what that challenge was about to people who dont know about it, they would be able to help you – Manu de Hanoi Mar 12 '20 at 5:00
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    The challenge is I want to know is there any other Western thinker who thought that good and bad deeds do not exist or does not bring any reward or punishment? – Pallab Behari Chaklanabis Mar 12 '20 at 5:03
  • many people dispute the meaning of "good" and "bad" but I'm not aware of any who would say these do not exist. Rewards and punishment can come from some deity, any atheist philosopher would dispute that. But rewards and punishment can come from fellow humans, I don't know who would deny that – Manu de Hanoi Mar 12 '20 at 5:08
  • I am speaking from the point of Karma theory , and can you suggest some philosophers, but after all thanks. – Pallab Behari Chaklanabis Mar 12 '20 at 5:49
  • Westerners don't believe in karma. In that aspect they all challenge the karma doctrine. Just like Asian people don't believe jesus is the son of god, so they all challenge christianity. However both christianity and karma imply good and bad, some retribution, and even some type of reincarnation (paradise....), the details are different though – Manu de Hanoi Mar 12 '20 at 6:02

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