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Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190260507

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.001.0001

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Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Conventional Truth

Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Conventional Truth

Path and Transformation

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(p.77) 5 Buddhist Ethics in the Context of Conventional Truth
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Moonpaths
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Jay L. Garfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0006

This chapter argues that there is no special problem in Buddhist ethics. Instead of solving a problem about ethics in the context of conventional truth, it seeks to eliminate an apparent problem. It does so by analyzing the ethical thought of four important Madhyamaka philosophers: Nāgārjuna, Āryadeva, Candrakīrti, and Śāntideva.

Keywords:   ethics, ethical truths, Buddhism, ethical theory, Madhyamaka philosophers, Nāgārjuna, Āryadeva, Candrakīrti, Śāntideva, conventional truth

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