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Buddhist moral philosophy : an introduction

Author: Christopher W Gowans
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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"...Introduces the reader to contemporary philosophical interpretations and analyses of Buddhist ethics. It begins with a survey of traditional Buddhist ethical thought and practice, mainly in the Pali Canon and early Mahāyāna schools, and an account of the emergence of Buddhist moral philosophy as a distinct discipline in the modern world. It then examines recent debates about karma, rebirth and nirvana,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Gowans
ISBN: 9780415890663 0415890667 9780415890670 0415890675
OCLC Number: 935288402
Description: ix, 333 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Buddhist ethical thought and Buddhist moral philosophy : The teaching of the Buddha --
The development of Buddhism --
What is Buddhist moral philosophy? --
Karma, rebirth, Nirvana and other topics: some skeptical concerns --
Part 2. Theoretical topics in Buddhist moral philosophy --
Well-being --
Normative ethics: Buddhist ethics as a theory of right action --
Normative ethics: anti-theoretical and other interpretations --
Moral objectivity --
Moral psychology --
Freedom, responsibility and determinism --
Part 3. Practical issues in Buddhist moral philosophy --
Social engaged Buddhism --
Human rights --
Violence, war and peace --
Environmental ethics.
Responsibility: Christopher W. Gowans.

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Publication date on Routledge web site: July 20th 2014.  Read more...

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