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Philosophy and Buddhist Ethics


Silavadin used to teach philosophy and has a keen interest in how Western thought intersects with the Buddhist tradition. Join him for both of these day events to plunge deeply into these questions:

Does Trump have a coherent ethical view? That’s doubtful, but the Republicans certainly have. You might call it ‘Ethical Egoïsm’. How does it work? ‘Effective Altruism’ is a movement started by the well-known philosopher Peter Singer, and inspires many to alleviate suffering around the world. Is that a version of the Bodhisattva ideal? Another ethical model is that of the ancient Greeks: if you develop to excellence (virtue), you will do the most good, both to yourself and others. Wasn’t that the view of the Buddha too? On this course we will explore Buddhist Ethics by putting it against the background of Western models. That can clarify our ethical views, and motivate us to live in accordance with them.

Sunday 1210.00AMFebruary2017-02-12T10:00:00Z2017-02-12T11:50:00Z


Birmingham Buddhist Centre

11 Park Road

B13 8AB Birmingham GB

0121 449 5279

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