Contemporary Buddhist Ethics

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Damien Keown
Psychology Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 217 pages
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An examination of a range of contemporary moral issues from a Buddhist perspective. Six chapters address specific issues in applied ethics - human rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia and business practice, and two chapters explore the sources, nature and classification of Buddhist ethics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One Buddhism and the Virtues
17
Chapter Two From Monastic Ethics to Modern Society
37
Chapter Three Buddhism and Human Rights
57
Chapter Four Buddhism and Animal Rights
81
Chapter Five Buddhism and Ecology
113
Chapter Six Buddhism and Abortion
137
Thai Buddhist Perspectives on Euthanasia
169
Chapter Eight Buddhism Returns to the Marketplace
183
Index
213
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