The Nature of Buddhist Ethics

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Examines ethical data from early and later sources in an attempt to understand the theoretical nature of Buddhist ethics and clarify it's role. The widely held view that ethics is only of limited or provisional validity is rejected as is the characterization of Buddhist ethics as utilitarian . This book draws on the Aristotleian tradition of ethics in suggesting that moral as well as intellectual perfection is a constituent of the final good or nirvana.