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Introduction to Buddhist Ethics
By: Peter Harvey

Introduction to Buddhist Ethics

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Author: Peter Harvey
ISBN: 9780521556408
Publication Date: 2000

Product Code: 11435

This systematic introduction to Buddhist ethics is aimed at anyone interested in Buddhism, including students, scholars, and general readers. Peter Harvey is the author of acclaimed Introduction to Buddhism (Cambridge, 1990), and his new book is written in a clear style, assuming no prior knowledge. At the same time it develops a careful probing analysis of the nature and practical dynamics of Buddhist ethics in both its unifying themes and in the particularities of different Buddhist traditions. The book applies Buddhist ethics to a range of issues of contemporary concern: humanity's relationship with the rest of nature; economics; war and peace; euthanasia; abortion; the status of women; and homosexuality. Professor Harvey draws on texts of the main Buddhist traditions, and on historical and contemporary accounts of the behavior of Buddhists, to describe existing Buddhist ethics, to assess different views within it, and to extend its application into new areas.

An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics, Peter Harvey, Cambridge University Press, 478 pages, $33.00

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