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A mirror is for reflection : understanding Buddhist ethics

Author: Jake H Davis
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume offers a rich and accessible introduction to contemporary research on Buddhist ethical thought. It includes contributions of many of the leading scholars in this field, on topics including the nature of Buddhist ethics, karma and rebirth, mindfulness, narrative, intention, free will, politics, anger, and equanimity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jake H Davis
ISBN: 9780190499761 0190499761 9780190499778 019049977X
OCLC Number: 983824595
Description: xxv, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Buddhist Ethics and Western Categories --
1. "It's Ethics, Jim, but Not as We Know It": Reflections on the Absence of Moral Philosophy in Buddhism --
2. The Nature of a Buddhist Path --
3. Buddhist Moral Thought and Western Moral Philosophy --
Part Two: Constructing Buddhist Ethics --
4. Zen Buddhism and the Space of Ethics --
5. Buddhist Ethics: A Perspective 6. Breaking Good: Moral Agency, Neuroethics, and the Spontaneity of Compassion --
Part Three: Karma and Rebirth --
7. Modern and Traditional Understandings of Karma --
8. Buddhism without Reincarnation? Examining the Prospects of a "Naturalized" Buddhism --
9. The Problems and Promise of Karma from an Engaged Buddhist Perspective --
Part Four: Mindfulness, Memory, and Virtue --
10. Ethical Reading and the Ethics of Forgetting and Remembering --
11. Mindfulness and Ethics: Attention, Virtue, and Perfection --
12. "When You Know for Yourselves": Mindfulness, Wisdom, and the Qualities of Heart Part Five: Intention and Action --
13. The Dynamics of Intention, Freedom, and Habituation according to Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakośabhāṣya --
14. What Do Buddhists Think about Free Will? --
15. Buddhist Reductionist Action Theory --
Part Six: Politics, Anger, and Equanimity --
16. The Inherent Dignity of Empty Persons --
17. Ethics without Justice: Eliminating the Roots of Resentment --
18. Equanimity in Relationship: Responding to Moral Ugliness.
Responsibility: edited by Jake H. Davis.

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