Religion 255 - Buddhist Ethics

Buddhist Ethics

Maria Heim

TU/TH | 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Amherst College
Chapin Hall Room 204

(Offered as RELI 255 and ASLC 256) A systematic exploration of the place of ethics and moral reasoning in Buddhist thought and practice. The scope of the course is wide, with examples drawn from the whole Buddhist world, but emphasis is on the particularity of different Buddhist visions of the ideal human life. Attention is given to the problems of the proper description of Buddhist ethics in a comparative perspective.

Fall semester. Professor M. Heim

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on speaking and writing.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.