Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Damien Keown
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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown
Book DescriptionThe latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Numerous introductory books have appeared in recent years to cater for this growing interest, but almost none devotes attention to the specifically ethical dimension of the tradition. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between. Here, Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction , illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating moral issues ranging from abortion and suicide to cloning. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192804570
(173mm x 110mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume.
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (February 2013)
In the new edition of this lively and accessible Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, Damien Keown looks at all the distinctive features of the major world faith; examining the development of Buddhist thought over the centuries, its impact on daily life in contemporary society, and the spread of Buddhism throughout the world.
Buddhist Studies from India to America, Paperback (September 2010)
Covers four important areas of Buddhist Studies: Vinaya Studies and Ethics, the history of Buddhist schools, Western Buddhism, and Inter-religious dialogue. This title is suitable for scholars whose interests embrace either ancient or modern aspects of the Buddhist tradition.
Introducing Buddhism, Hardback (December 2009)» View all books by Damien Keown
Explaining the key teachings and historical development of Buddhism, this book contains chapters on Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist and War, Buddhism in the Western World and Meditation.
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Author Biography - Damien Keown
Damien Keown is Reader in Buddhism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His entire academic career has been devoted to research in Buddhist ethics, and he has been teaching the subject for over 20 years. He is also Editor of The Journal of Buddhist Ethics and Coeditor of The Curzon Critical Studies in Buddhism series.
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