Introduction to Religion: An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues (Paperback)
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Introduction to Religion: An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values and Issues (Paperback)

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Paperback 500 Pages / Published: 22/06/2000
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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 the 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 behaviour of Buddhists, to describe existing Buddhist ethics, to assess different views within it, and to extend its application into new areas.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556408
Number of pages: 500
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 226 x 152 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Marks the beginning of a new era in the study of Buddhist ethics ... an accessible and authoritative way in to a subject that is sure to become one of the major growth areas in Buddhist Studies.' Expository Times
'This volume will undoubtedly carve out a niche for itself in terms of the information it provides, for both the general audience and the serious scholar.' Religion
"...a compendious survey, richly diverse in its treatment of the field overall. Harvey's extensive researches will no doubt provide a sure point of departure for continuing work on Buddhist ethics for some time to come." Ethics

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