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Description - Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya by Barbra R. Clayton

This important text analyzes the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicaryavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant, but relatively overlooked, Siksasamuccaya (Compendium of Teachings). With particular focus on the Siksasamuccaya, this book uses original translations and critical analysis in order to answer the question: How would Santideva's ethics be understood in terms of Western moral theory? Santideva's ethical presuppositions and moral reasoning are illuminated by analyzing his key moral terms and comparing them to other Buddhist principles. By focusing on a neglected Buddhist Sanskrit text by a major Mahayana figure, Barbra R. Clayton helps to redress a significant imbalance in the scholarship on Buddhist ethics, which has - up to now - focused primarily on the ethics of the Pali literature as interpreted in the Theravada tradition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415346962
ISBN-10: 0415346967
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barbra R. Clayton

Barbra R. Clayton received her PhD in Asian Religions from McGill University, Canada. Currently, she is Assistant Professor for Eastern Religions at Mount Allison University, Canada.

Books By Barbra R. Clayton

Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya by Barbra R. Clayton
Paperback, September 2010
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