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Description - Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown

The 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192804570
ISBN-10: 019280457X
Format: Paperback
(173mm x 110mm x 9mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Books By Damien Keown

Contemporary Buddhist Ethics by Damien Keown
Hardback, June 2000
Encyclopedia of Buddhism by Damien Keown
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Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown
Paperback, February 2013