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Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Damien Keown

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198850052

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Damien Keown offers an introduction to Buddhist moral teachings, and considers the application of Buddhist ethical principles to pressing issues today, including violence and terrorism; environment; treatment of animals; and views on sexuality and gender; abortion; suicide and euthanasia; and technological developments such as AI.

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Damien Keown offers an introduction to Buddhist moral teachings, and considers the application of Buddhist ethical principles to pressing issues today, including violence and terrorism; environment; treatment of animals; and views on sexuality and gender; abortion; suicide and euthanasia; and technological developments such as AI.

  • Offers an introduction to Buddhist moral teachings and considers Buddhist ethics surrounding some of the most pressing topics today
  • Includes discussion of the ethical challenges posed by cutting-edge developments in science and biomedical technologies, including neuroscience, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and gene editing
  • New edition includes updates to take into account social and political developments since the first edition
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Damien Keown, Goldsmiths, University of London

Damien Keown studied religion at Lancaster University before completing a doctorate in Buddhist ethics at the University of Oxford. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmiths, University of London. His main research interests are theoretical and applied aspects of Buddhist ethics, with particular reference to contemporary issues. He is the author of many books and articles including The Nature of Buddhist Ethics (Palgrave, 2001), Buddhism and Bioethics (Palgrave 2001), Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2013, 2000), Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2006), and the Dictionary of Buddhism (OUP, 2003). He is also a contributor to Oxford Bibliographies. In 1994 he founded The Journal of Buddhist Ethics with Charles S. Prebish, with whom he also co-founded the Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism Series.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Note on citations and pronunciation
    List of illustrations
    1:Buddhist morality
    2:Ethics east and west
    3:Animals and the environment
    4:Sexuality and gender
    5:War, violence, and terrorism
    6:Abortion
    7:Suicide and euthanasia
    8:Clones, cyborgs, and singularities
    References
    Further reading
    Glossary
    Index