Lecture dates: 15-16 August & 21-23 August 2020 (9am - 5pm)
Census date: 15 August 2020
|Lecturer: Venerable Dr Juewei||Duration: 5 weeks (incl. days on-campus)*|
|Location: NTI Wollongong Campus, 231 Nolan St, Unanderra, NSW 2526, Australia|
|Subject Code: ABS904|
Buddhist Ethics provides an overview of Buddhist ethics in different traditions; it also examines issues arising from their application in the contemporary world. After outlining the framework of Buddhist ethics, a number of contemporary issues are reviewed and discussed using the lens of Buddhist ethical traditions: issues examined include the natural world (environment, animals, conservation), abortion, suicide, euthanasia, war, gender and sexuality, economics, social responsibility, etc. Increasing individual ethical behaviour is at the heart of Buddhist traditions: understanding the nature of ethical choices and behaviours is also fundamental to a sound comprehension of Buddhism. This subject presents an introduction to the major areas of ethical consideration important in Buddhist teachings and then critically investigates a range of contemporary issues in order to highlight possible contributions from—or gaps in—traditional Buddhist paradigms and perspectives.
More generally, foster in students attributes such as critical thinking, problem solving, cultural and historical appreciation, interdisciplinary perspectives, scholarship, and oral and written communication skills