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Buddhism, ethics, and society : the conflicts and dilemmas of our times

Author: Padmasiri De Silva
Publisher: Clayton, Vic. : Monash Asia Institute, ©2002.
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"With an emphasis on cross-cultural understanding, philosopher Padmasiri de Silva explains the Buddhist approach to contemporary ethical issues. He counsels compassion, emotional sensitivity and compromise in approaching issues as diverse as environmental degradation, racism, workplace relations, violence and suicide, Padmisiri de Silva's discussion of the Buddhist texts shows that the Buddhist approach is as  Read more...
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De Silva, Padmasiri, 1933-
Buddhism, ethics, and society.
Clayton, Vic. : Monash Asia Institute, ©2002
(OCoLC)605978805
Online version:
De Silva, Padmasiri, 1933-
Buddhism, ethics, and society.
Clayton, Vic. : Monash Asia Institute, ©2002
(OCoLC)606812729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Padmasiri De Silva
ISBN: 187692408X 9781876924089
OCLC Number: 51229942
Description: 236 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Bridging two worlds : the secular and the spiritual --
Religion and social progress --
Buddhism and the social order --
Human nature in Marxism and Buddhism --
The tragic sense of life --
Moral indignation and the logic of violence --
Suicide and emotional ambivalence --
Identity profiles, communal violence and ethics --
The concept of equality in the Therāvada Buddhist tradition --
Human rights and religious anthropologies in a changing world --
Environmental ethics in Buddhism --
The rationale for cross-cultural environmental ethics --
Ethics, work and the emotionally intelligent executive --
Exploring new dimensions for a Buddhist work ethic : mindfulness practice and emotional maturity --
Epilogue : Landscapes of peace and war.
Responsibility: Padmasiri de Silva.

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