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The nature of Buddhist ethics

Author: Damien Keown
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book the author considers data from both early and later schools of Buddhism in an attempt to provide an overall characterisation of the structure of Buddhist ethics. The importance of ethics in the Buddha's teachings is widely acknowledged, but the pursuit of ethical ideals has up to now been widely held to be secondary to the attainment of knowledge. Drawing on the Aristotelian tradition of ethics the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Keown
ISBN: 0333913094 9780333913093 9780312079055 0312079052 9780333552636 0333552636
OCLC Number: 46810708
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Oxford.
"First edition 1992; reprinted (with new preface and minor alterations) 2001"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Study of Buddhist Ethics --
2. Aspects of Sila --
3. Ethics and Psychology --
4. The Transcendency Thesis --
5. Ethics and Soteriology --
6. Ethics in the Mahayana --
7. Buddhism and Utilitarianism --
8. Buddhism and Aristotle.
Other Titles: Buddhist ethics
Responsibility: Damien Keown.

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Examines ethical data from early and later sources in an attempt to understand the theoretical nature of Buddhist ethics and clarify its role. This book rejects the view that ethics are only of  Read more...

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