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Published: 23 June 2005

168 Pages | numerous halftones & text boxes


ISBN: 9780192804570

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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Damien Keown

Very Short Introductions

  • Written by one of the few academics worldwide who specializes in the area, this is the only short introduction to Buddhist ethics available.
  • Addresses controversial contemporary ethical issues from an up-to-date and intelligent perspective: ranging from suicide to sexuality, and even war and economics.
  • Buddhism is a subject of growing interest in the West for general readers and students alike
  • An ideal companion volume for Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction by the same author, which introduces the teachings of Buddha and the history of Buddhism.