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Oxford University Press
01 October 2005
Ethics & moral philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Philosophy of religion; Comparative religion; Buddhism
The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West, and publications on the subject are few and far between. Here, Damien Keown, author of Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction, illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating moral issues ranging from abortion and suicide to cloning.
By:   Damien Keown (Reader in Buddhism Goldsmith's College University of London)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 173mm,  Width: 110mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   132g
ISBN:   9780192804570
ISBN 10:   019280457X
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   01 October 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

<br>Damien Keown is Reader in Buddhism at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His books on Buddhism include Dictionary of Buddhism and uddhism, A Very Short Introduction. He is also Editor of The Journal of Buddhist Ethics and Coeditor of The Curzon Critical Studies in Buddhism series.<br>

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