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A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Jake H. Davis


This volume offers a snapshot of the present state of academic investigation into the nature of Buddhist ethics. Over the past decade many scholars have come to think that the project of fitting Buddhist ethical thought into Western philosophical categories may be of limited utility, and the focus of investigation has shifted in a number of new directions. Contributions to these recent investigation from many of the leading figures in the academic study of Buddhist philosophy are collected here alongside exciting new work from a number of early-career scholars. Topics include the nature of Bud ... More

Keywords: Buddhism, ethics, moral philosophy, religious ethics, mindfulness, karma, narrative, intention, nonself, reincarnation, action theory

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499778
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jake H. Davis, editor
New York University

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Part One Buddhist Ethics and Western Categories

Part Two Constructing Buddhist Ethics

Chapter 5 Buddhist Ethics

Graham Priest *

Chapter 6 Breaking Good

Christian Coseru

Part Three Karma and Rebirth

Part Four Mindfulness, Memory, and Virtue

Part Five Intention and Action

Part Six Politics, Anger, and Equanimity

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