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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 15
    Course Type: SeminarSection Enrollment: 15
    Instructional Method: Remote onlyWaitlist Count: 0
    Approval: Instructor Permission ReqReserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: Remote Instruction T Th 1:40 PM-4:30 PM , Remote Instruction W 9:20 AM-10:35 AM

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    This seminar asks what is distinctive about Buddhist ethical thought. In ways it is similar to systems of Western ethics, in what way different? We will read sections of the Theravāda scholar Buddhaghosa's Path of Purification, the Mahāyāna scholar Sāntideva’s How to Lead an Awakened Life, some selections from other Buddhist texts on ethics, and recent scholarship on Buddhist ethics. We will be interested in the overall structure of Buddhist ethical thought, its connection to broader ideas in Buddhist philosophy, and the ways it can be brought into conversation with Western ethical theory. Meets Jan 4 - Feb 11. {H}{S}
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