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Buddhist Ethics : Very Short Introduction (05 Edition)

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The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Numerous introductory books have appeared in recent years to cater to this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimensions of the tradition. For various complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West. Written by Damien Keown, one of the few experts worldwide who specializes in the area, Buddhist Ethics illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of contemporary moral issues, ranging from abortion to euthanasia, sexuality to cloning, and even war and economics.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

Damien Keown is Reader in Buddhism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books on Buddhism include Dictionary of Buddhism and uddhism, A Very Short Introduction. He is also Editor of The Journal of Buddhist Ethics and Coeditor of The Curzon Critical Studies in Buddhism series.

Table of Contents

Foundations

1. Buddhism: An introduction

2. The Foundations of Buddhist Ethics

3. Later Developments

4. The Nature of Buddhist Ethics

Issues

5. Animals and the Environment

6. Sexual Ethics

7. Abortion

8. Suicide and Euthanasia

9. Cloning

10. Politics, Society, and Justice

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804570
Author:
Keown, Damien
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Damien
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhist ethics
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Theology | Buddhism
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Buddhism
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones, 1 map, 2 line illus.
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
4.300 x 6.800 in 0.319 lb

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