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Buddhist Ethics : A Very Short Introduction - Damien Keown

Buddhist Ethics

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 23rd June 2005
ISBN: 9780192804570
Number Of Pages: 168

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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.

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

ISBN: 9780192804570
ISBN-10: 019280457X
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 23rd June 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 11.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.15

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