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Jay L. Garfield

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190204334

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.001.0001

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Ethics

Ethics

Chapter:
(p.278) 9 Ethics
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Engaging Buddhism
Author(s):

Jay L. Garfield

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.003.0009

This chapter argues that Buddhist ethical theory is very different in form from Western ethical theory, and is structured as moral phenomenology. It addresses both Abhidharma ethical thought and that of the Mahāyāna, with special focus on Buddhaghosa and Śāntideva.

Keywords:   Buddhist philosophy, ethics, moral phenomenology, Buddhagosa, Śāntideva, bodhisattva

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