1 damien keown is professor emeritis of buddhist ethics at goldsmiths university of london the only professor of buddhist ethics anywhere in the world hes the founding co editor of the journal of buddhist ethics a member of the editorial board of the journal of contemporary buddhism a member of the pali text society and the author of many books including the nature of buddhist . Damien keown is reader in buddhism in the department of historical and cultural studies at goldsmiths college university of london he is founding co editor of the journal of buddhist ethics and has authored and edited several books on buddhist ethics including buddhism and bioethics buddhism and abortion and buddhism and human rights co . Written by damien keown one of the few experts worldwide who specializes in the area buddhist ethics illustrates how buddhism might approach a range of contemporary moral issues ranging from abortion to euthanasia sexuality to cloning and even war and economics. Buddhist ethics a very short introduction very short introductions 130 damien keown the latter half of the twentieth century witnessed a growing interest in buddhism and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the west who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. Buddhist ethics a very short introduction damien keown very short introductions addresses controversial contemporary ethical issues from an up to date and intelligent perspective ranging from suicide to sexuality and even war and economics buddhism is a subject of growing interest in the west for general readers and students alike
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