Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics
by Charles Goodman
264 pages | 2009 | ISBN-10: 019537519X | PDF | 4 MB
To many Westerners, the most appealing teachings of the Buddhist tradition pertain to ethics. Many readers have drawn inspiration from Buddhism's emphasis on compassion, nonviolence, and tolerance, its concern for animals, and its models of virtue and self-cultivation. There has been, however, controversy and confusion about which Western ethical theories resemble Buddhist views and in what respects.