- The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- The Bodhisattva Precepts
- Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom
- Moral Development in the <i>Jātaka</i>s, <i>Avadāna</i>s, and Pāli <i>Nikāya</i>s
- The <i>Vinaya</i>
- <i>Bhikṣuṇī</i> Ordination
- The Changing Way of the Bodhisattva: Superheroes, Saints, and Social Workers
- Madhyamaka Ethics
- Ethics in Pure Land Schools
- A Perspective on Ethics in the <i>Lotus Sūtra</i>
- Ethics in Zen
- Tantric Ethics
- Buddhist Ethics in South and Southeast Asia
- East Asian Buddhist Ethics
- Buddhist Ethics in Contemporary Tibet
- Buddhist Ethics Compared to Western Ethics
- The Psychology of Moral Judgment and Perception in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Ethics
- Ethics without Norms?: Buddhist Reductionism and the Logical Space of Reasons
- The Buddhist Just Society
- Buddhist Economics: Problems and Possibilities
- Buddhist Environmental Ethics: An Emergent and Contextual Approach
- Buddhism, War, and Violence
- The Ethics of Engaged Buddhism in Asia
- The Ethics of Engaged Buddhism in the West
- Human Rights
- Buddhism and Women
- Buddhism and Sexuality
- Buddhist Perspectives on Abortion and Reproduction
- Being and Its Other: Suicide in Buddhist Ethics
- Buddhism and Animal Rights
Abstract and Keywords
In the past twenty years, the sub-discipline of Buddhist ethics has expanded in terms of the breadth of methodological perspective and depth of inquiry. Scholars have used Buddhist resources to analyse a number of contemporary controversies, including human rights, women’s rights, animal rights, sexuality, war, terrorism, violence, social, economic and retributive justice, as well as various issues of concern to biomedical and environmental ethics. Beyond matters of philosophical and applied ethics, anthropologists and sociologists have studied the effect of Buddhism upon various cultures of Asia. The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics is intended as a comprehensive overview of the state of the field of Buddhist ethics in the second decade of the twenty-first century. Contributions by twenty-nine international scholars provide balanced and critical review essays on particular aspects of Buddhist ethics related to their current research. This handbook will serve as a leading resource for current and future scholars in this burgeoning field of study but will also be of interest to anyone interested in multiple perspectives on ethical issues.
Daniel Cozort is Professor of Religion at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA). A native of North Dakota, he earned a B.A. at Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. His research has concerned facets of Highest Yoga Tantra.
James Mark Shields is Professor of Comparative Humanities and Asian Thought and Inaugural Director of the Humanities Center at Bucknell University. Educated at McGill University (Canada), the University of Cambridge (UK), and Kyoto University (Japan), he conducts research on modern Buddhist thought, Japanese philosophy, comparative ethics, and philosophy of religion. In addition to several dozen published articles, chapters, and reviews, he is author of Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese Buddhist Thought (2011), Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan (Oxford, 2017), and co-editor of Teaching Buddhism in the West: From the Wheel to the Web (2003) and Buddhist Responses to Globalization (2014).
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