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A mirror is for reflection : understanding Buddhist ethics

Author: Jake H Davis
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mirror is for reflection.
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017001448
(OCoLC)983824595
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jake H Davis
ISBN: 9780190499785 0190499788
OCLC Number: 988941552
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; A Mirror Is for Reflection; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword: Cross-​Cultural Philosophy and the Moral Project; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; 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 CompassionPart 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 Action13. 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; Index
Responsibility: edited by Jake H. Davis.

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