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Ethics of Compassion : Bridging Ethical Theory and Religious Moral Discourse.

Author: Richard Reilly
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2010.
Series: Studies in comparative philosophy and religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ethics of Compassion places central themes from Buddhist (primarily) and Christian moral teachings within the conceptual framework of Western normative ethics. What results is a viable alternative ethical theory to those offered by utilitarians, Kantian formalists, proponents of the natural law tradition, and advocates of virtue ethics. Ethics of Compassion bridges Eastern and Western cultures, philosophical ethics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Reilly
ISBN: 0739125052 9780739125052 0739125044 9780739125045
OCLC Number: 994528863
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (152 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter I: Golden Rule Reasoning; Chapter II: ""Compassion"" and Related Notions; Chapter III: Compassion as the Basis of Moral Value; Chapter IV: Precepts for Avoiding Doing Evil; Chapter V: Virtues and Moral Aspiration; Chapter VI: Will, Responsibility and Selflessness; Postscript: Joyful Living; Works Cited; Index; Note on the Author.
Series Title: Studies in comparative philosophy and religion.
Other Titles: Ethic of compassion
Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion

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Ethics of Compassion places central themes from Buddhist (primarily) and Christian moral teachings within the conceptual framework of Western normative ethics. What results is a viable alternative ethical theory to those offered by utilitarians, Kantian formalists, proponents of the natural law tradition, and advocates of virtue ethics. Ethics of Compassion bridges Eastern and Western cultures, philosophical ethics and religious moral discourse, and notions of acting rightly and of being virtuous.

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