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Author James, Simon P.

Title Zen Buddhism and environmental ethics / Simon P. James
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2004]


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Description vi, 142 pages ; 24 cm
Series Ashgate world philosophies series
Ashgate world philosophies series.
Contents 1. A short history of Zen -- 2. Zen ethics? -- 3. Environmental ethics -- 4. The intrinsic value of nature -- 5. The charge of quietism
Summary "Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics explores the implications of Zen Buddhist teachings and practices for our moral relations with the natural world. At once an accessible introduction to Zen and an important contribution to the debate concerning the environmental implications of the tradition, this book will appeal both to readers unfamiliar with East Asian thought and to those well versed in the field." "In elucidating the philosophical implications of Zen, the author draws upon both Eastern and Western philosophy, situating the Zen understanding of nature within the Buddhist tradition, as well as relating it to the ideas of key Western philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant and Heidegger. These philosophical reflections on Zen are used to shed light on some prominent debates in contemporary environmental ethics concerning such issues as the intrinsic value of nature."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Buddhist ethics.
Zen Buddhism -- Essence, genius, nature.
Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Human ecology -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism
Environmental ethics.
LC no. 2003063022
ISBN 0754613674 hd. alkaline paper
0754613682 paperback alkaline paper