Environmental Ethics in Buddhism

A Virtues Approach

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Publisher Description

Environmental Ethics in Buddhism presents a logical and thorough examination of the metaphysical and ethical dimensions of early Buddhist literature. The author determines the meaning of nature in the early Buddhist context from general Buddhist teachings on dhamma, paticcasamuppada, samsara and the cosmogony of the Agganna Sutta. Consequently, the author shows that early Buddhism can be understood as an environmental virtue ethics. To illustrate this dimension, the Jatakas are used as a source. These are a collection of over five hundred folk tales, which also belong to early Buddhist literature. This work gives an innovative approach to the subject, which puts forward a distinctly Buddhist environmental ethics that is in harmony with traditional teachings as well as adaptable and flexible in addressing environmental problems.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2007
September 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
210
Pages
PUBLISHER
Taylor and Francis
SELLER
Taylor & Francis Group
SIZE
819.4
KB

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