Buddhist Ethics

ISBN-10: 019280457X
ISBN-13: 9780192804570
Edition: 2005
Authors: Damien Keown
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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 for this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimension of the tradition. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between. Here, Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction , illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating moral issues ranging from abortion and suicide to cloning.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on citations and pronunciation
List of illustrations
Buddhist morality
Ethics East and West
Animals and the environment
Sexuality
War and terrorism
Abortion
Suicide and euthanasia
Cloning
References
Further reading
Glossary
Index

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