Buddhism and Abortion / Edition 1

Buddhism and Abortion / Edition 1

by Damien Keown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824821084

ISBN-13: 9780824821081

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

This is the first book to explore the abortion question from a range of Buddhist cultural and ethical perspectives. The approach is interdisciplinary and will be of relevance to those working in such fields as law, ethics, medicine, philosophy, religion, the social sciences and women's studies.  See more details below

Overview

This is the first book to explore the abortion question from a range of Buddhist cultural and ethical perspectives. The approach is interdisciplinary and will be of relevance to those working in such fields as law, ethics, medicine, philosophy, religion, the social sciences and women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824821081
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Contributors
1Introduction1
2Abortion in Buddhist Thailand11
3Abortion and Prostitution in Bangkok31
4Socio-Medical Aspects of Abortion in Thailand53
5Abortion in Japan: Towards a 'Middle Way' for the West?67
6'I can only move my feet towards mizuko kuyo' Memorial Services for Dead Children in Japan93
7Abortion in Korea121
8Abortion in the Pali Canon and Early Buddhist Thought157
9Buddhism and Abortion: A Western Approach183
10Buddhism and Abortion: Is There a 'Middle Way'?199
Glossary219
Index221

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