Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction by Christopher W. Gowans

By Christopher W. Gowans

The first publication of its sort, Buddhist ethical Philosophy: An Introduction introduces the reader to modern philosophical interpretations and analyses of Buddhist ethics. It starts with a survey of conventional Buddhist moral notion and perform, normally within the Pali Canon and early Mah?y?na faculties, and an account of the emergence of Buddhist ethical philosophy as a unique self-discipline within the glossy global. It then examines fresh debates approximately karma, rebirth and nirvana, wellbeing and fitness, normative ethics, ethical objectivity, ethical psychology, and the problem of freedom, accountability and determinism. The booklet additionally introduces the reader to philosophical discussions of subject matters in socially engaged Buddhism similar to human rights, struggle and peace, and environmental ethics.

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