Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Buddhism

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 14, 1998 - Nature - 194 pages
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This work introduces the reader to the central issues and theories in Western environmental ethics, and against this background develops a Buddhist environmental philosophy and ethics. Drawing material from original sources, there is a lucid exposition of Buddhist environmentalism, its ethics, economics and Buddhist perspectives for environmental education. The work is focused on a diagnosis of the contemporary environmental crisis and a Buddhist contribution for positive solutions. Replete with stories and illustrations from original Buddhist sources, it is both informative and engaging.

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PADMASIRI DE SILVA was Professor and Head of the Philosophy and Psychology Department of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1980-89). He also held visiting positions at the University of Pittsburgh and the ISLE programme in the USA, the National University of Singapore and the University of Waikato. He was the Coordinator of the IRC Programme 'Environment, Ethics and Education' in Singapore. Presently he is a Research Fellow at Monash University. His publications include An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology, Buddhist and Freudian Psychology, Tangles and Webs, Twin Peaks: Compassion and Insight, as well as numerous articles in journals and anthologies.

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