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A calculus of consequences and compassion : a comparative analysis of Mahayāna Buddhist ethics and classical utilitarian ethics

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Choephel, Dorjee (2006) A calculus of consequences and compassion : a comparative analysis of Mahayāna Buddhist ethics and classical utilitarian ethics. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

This comparative thesis explores the idea of the moral evaluation of human conduct.
The question to be answered is: Can the seemingly different Western philosophical
perspective of Act Utilitarianism and the non-Western perspective of Mahāyāna
Buddhist philosophy share a complementary system of calculus as a moral evaluation
tool? The thesis answers this question affirmatively by addressing the following key
points:
• Critically analysing points of similarity and difference
• To show that they are practical and can be applied in day to day life for anyone.
• To show that the morality of the person actually determines the calculus.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Mahayana Buddhism, Utilitarianism
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MA)--University of Tasmania, 2006. Includes bibliographical references

Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 00:55
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 05:54
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