Buddhist Ethics (Discipline)

Buddhist Ethics (Discipline)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Buddhist ethics as an academic discipline is relatively new, blossoming in the mid 1990s. Much like Critical Buddhism and Buddhist modernism, it is a result of recent exchange of Eastern and Western thought. While generally thought of as a sub-field of Buddhist studies, the discipline of Buddhist ethics draws together history, philosophy, religious studies, anthropology, and more in an attempt to understand what may be the fundamental question of Buddhism: how ought man live? Specific work has been produced on Buddhist ethics dating back to the 1920s. Early descriptive accounts of Buddhist ethics include Tachibana's Ethics of Buddhism (1926) focused on Therav din ethics and Poussin's La Morale Bouddhique (1927), based on Mah y na texts. Other early authors that expressed interest in Buddhist ethics include Mrs. Rhys Davids and I.B. Horner. In 1979, the Journal of Religious Studies featured a section devoted to the study of Therav din ethics featuring four prominent scholars in Buddhist studies.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136705192
  • 9786136705194