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Ethical Disagreement Across Cultures

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Ethical Disagreement Across Cultures: The Case of Japan Samuel Hughes Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF One of the questions that has attracted interest from both Europeans and Japanese people since the Meiji Restoration has been how great the differences in European and Japanese ethical life … Continue reading

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Pluralism in Japanese ethics

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Pluralism in Japanese ethics Samuel Hughes Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF Perhaps the most famous ethicist in the Japanese tradition is Watsuji Tetsurō, who worked at the Universities of Kyoto and Tokyo in the early twentieth century.  Watsuji was a peripheral member of a larger … Continue reading

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Status, Shame and Dignity

Status, Shame and Dignity Samuel Hughes Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF Perhaps the most famous book on ethics in Japan is The Sword and the Chrysanthemum, written by the American anthropologist Ruth Benedict on the basis of research conducted during the Pacific War.  Interestingly The … Continue reading

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