The Buddhist and the ethicist

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Eastern spirituality and utilitarian philosophy meet in these unique dialogues between a Buddhist monastic and a moral philosopher on such issues as animal welfare, gender equality, the death penalty, and more

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This eye-opening read spans the foundations of ethics and key Buddhist concepts. Professor Peter Singer is a world-renowned moral philosopher and preeminent voice in bioethics whose writings have helped shape the animal rights and effective altruism movements. Venerable Shih Chao-Hwei of Taiwan is a Buddhist monastic and social activist who’s been a key figure in the Buddhist gender equality movement. This unlikely duo came together in conversation at a meditation retreat centre in 2016 and continued discussions in writing. They shed light on the intersection of philosophy, religion, and day-to-day life. The result is an honest and open exchange of ideas with thought-provoking perspectives on sex, abortion, euthanasia, war, and more. The eight dialogues collected are genuine and intimate-and their words have been presented here to offer readers a glimpse into this rare and fascinating exchange on how to make the world a better place.

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Weight0.352 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 14 × 1.9 cm
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Paperback

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Language

English

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Dewey

294.35 (edition:23/eng/20230407)

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General – Trade / Code: K