BUDDHIST ETHICS: A Very Short Introduction

BUDDHIST ETHICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Item Code: IDE870
Author: Damien Keown
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 9780192804570
Pages: 167 (B & W Illus: 10, Map:1)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 6.8" X 4.4"
Weight 130 gm

From the Jacket :

Do we have a moral obligation to the environment? Should states remain pacifist in the face of terrorism? Would cloning a human life be wrong?

In this thought-provoking work, Damien Keown shows how Buddhist thought can shed new light on problems the West continues to find difficult and divisive, from animal rights and abortion, to war and euthanasia.

This book is ideal for anyone seeking an alternate perspective on the key ethical dilemmas confronting us in society today, and is the perfect companion to Buddhist: A Very Short Introduction.

About the Author

Damien Keown is Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmith's College, University of London. His many publications on Buddhism and Buddhist ethics include Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2000); Contemporary Buddhist Ethics (Curzon Press, 2000) and A Dictionary of Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2003).

 

CONTENTS

 

  Preface ix
  Acknowledgements xiii
  Note on citations and pronunciation xv
  List of Illustrations xvii
1. Buddhist morality 3
2. Ethics East and West 21
3. Animals and the environment 39
4. Sexuality 53
6. Abortion 84
7. Suicide and euthanasia 100
8. Cloning 116
  References 133
  Further Reading 136
  Glossary 141
  Index 143

 







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