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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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Compassion and the Moral Law

Compassion and the Moral Law Carl Hildebrand University College, University of Oxford Download PDF The idea of an ethics of compassion appeals powerfully to our common sense; it seems at once noble and nurturing, and to connect with our everyday experience of the moral life. How shall I respond to … 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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Being Mortal, Review Essay

Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Metropolitan Books, 2014, $15.60 (Hbk), ISBN 9780805095159 Michael Hawking University of Michigan Download PDF Modern medical advances have lengthened the human life span, such that it is now longer than it has been at any point in human history. … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Compassion in Islam

Perspectives on Compassion in Islam Imam Ibrahim Amin Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies     Bismillāh ar-Raḥmān ar-Raḥīm In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful This is the standard invocation, of Divine authorship according to the Islamic tradition, with which Muslims are encouraged to initiate not … Continue reading

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Empathy and the Constitution of the Self

Empathy and the Constitution of the Self in the Philosophy of Edith Stein Nikolas Prassas Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF   The purpose of this paper is a modest one. I mean to offer an analysis of the concept of empathy as it is presented in the work … Continue reading

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Being Kind to Oneself Means Being Kind to Others

Being Kind to Oneself Means Being Kind to Others: A Buddhist Approach to Rational Self-Interest, Selflessness, and Altruism Tenzin Dechen Rochard Stipendiary Fellow of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion Download PDF 1. Loving-kindness When I was a young teenager I was very inspired by a passage from the Bible, … Continue reading

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