Damien keown examines early and later schools of buddhism to provide a comprehensive account of the structure of buddhist ethics the importance of ethics in the buddhas teachings is widely acknowledged but the pursuit of ethical ideals has up to now been widely held to be secondary to the attainment of knowledge. Buddhist ethics emerged as an academic discipline in 1992 with the publication of damien keowns book the nature of buddhist ethics his subsequent co founding of the journal of buddhist ethics in 1994 further solidified the birth of a new field in the discipline of buddhist studies. Tag damien keown posted on october 19 i recently had the good fortune to attend the two day conference on contemporary perspectives on buddhist ethics co hosted by the center for buddhist studies and the department of religion at columbia university that was sponsored by the templeton foundation my understanding is that this was the . Buddhist ethics has 171 ratings and 19 reviews lauren said what does buddhism say about animal welfare suicide homosexuality as it turns out its. Buddhist ethics a very short introduction damien keown very short introductions addresses controversial contemporary ethical issues from an up to date and intelligent perspective ranging from suicide to sexuality and even war and economics
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