An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics
Foundations, Values and Issues
By (author) Peter Harvey
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Introduction to Buddhist Ethics by Peter Harvey
Book DescriptionThis systematic introduction to Buddhist ethics is aimed at anyone interested in Buddhism, including students, scholars and general readers. Peter Harvey is the author of the acclaimed Introduction to Buddhism (Cambridge, 1990), and his new book is written in a clear style, assuming no prior knowledge. At the same time it develops a careful, probing analysis of the nature and practical dynamics of Buddhist ethics in both its unifying themes and in the particularities of different Buddhist traditions. The book applies Buddhist ethics to a range of issues of contemporary concern: humanity's relationship with the rest of nature; economics; war and peace; euthanasia; abortion; the status of women; and homosexuality. Professor Harvey draws on texts of the main Buddhist traditions, and on historical and contemporary accounts of the behaviour of Buddhists, to describe existing Buddhist ethics, to assess different views within it, and to extend its application into new areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521556408
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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