Indian Ethics: Classical traditions and contemporary challenges, Volume 1

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Purusottama Bilimoria, Joseph Prabhu, Renuka M. Sharma
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Philosophy - 431 pages
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Indian ethics is one of the great traditions of moral thought in world philosophy whose insights have influenced thinkers in early Greece, Europe, Asia, and the New World. This is the first systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India
 

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Just beginning this as a primer for an Indian Ethics course taught by Prakash Chenjeri at Southern Oregon University- It seems like this is an outstanding volume, especially for those inclined toward western philosophical systems, looking to "bridge the gap" between east and west, and gain insight into the multifaceted, sometimes confusing Indian traditions.  

Contents

Thinking Ethics the West and India 1
25
Early Indian Ethics Vedas to the Gita
33
Toward an Indian Theory
57
Dharma and Rationality
79
The Myth of the Ethics of Purusartha or Humanitys LifeGoals
103
A Levinasian Approach to Vedic Ethics
117
SamkhyaYoga Ethics
149
Ethics of Liberation in Patanjalis Yoga
161
Toward an Ecological Ethic
217
Buddhism and Democracy
269
Buddhist Reductionism and the Structure of Buddhist Ethics
283
Animal Ethics and Ecology in Classical India Reflections on a Moral
297
Reflections on Moral Ideals and Modernity
329
Action Oriented Morality in Hinduism
351
A Normative Analysis
377
Gandhi Empire and a Culture of Peace
395

A MImamsa Solution to the Problem of Evil
171
Dana as a Moral Category
191
Buddhist and Jaina Approaches to Ethical
211
Ethical Skepticism in the Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo
411
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Purushottama Bilimoria is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Studies at Deakin University, Visiting Professor SUNY, Stony Brook, and Columbia University New York, an Editor-in-Chief of Sophia, and Senior Fellow at University of Melbourne, Australia.

Joseph Prabhu is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles, USA, and current President-Elect of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

Renuka Sharma is formerly of the University of Melbourne, Australia and was a medical and psychoanalytic practitioner, feminist philosopher, and social activist in Australia and India.

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