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THEO 4472 Buddhist Ethics in Theory and Practice (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

We first study classical Buddhist ethical principles and practices in ancient India, Southeast Asia and Tibet. We then discuss some leading contemporary Buddhist writings on ethical analyses of issues in social justice, ecology, global economics, war and peace. Daily mindfulness practice, based on class instruction, is required. Requirements: Weekly writing of 3 pages, active class participation, and final paper.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Makransky

Prerequisites: For undergrads, at least two prior courses in philosophy or theology and a B+ or higher average in prior humanities (non-science) courses.

Cross listed with: PHIL4472 TMCE4472

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Last Updated: 10-Dec-15