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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Stephen Neilen_US
dc.contributor.editorDamien Keown, University of Londonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-15T21:53:17Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T23:51:17Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T23:51:17Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.modified2014-05-15T21:53:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1076-9005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59122
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to discover a classical foundation for the establishment of universal human rights in Buddhism. Such a foundation must necessarily overcome the modern barrier imposed by the Asian values rhetoric and its claims that “Western,” Lockean, and essentially private ideas of rights have no place in Asian “family-oriented” culture. To facilitate its purpose, this paper will consider the modern, Lockean understanding of “rights” as the source of much of the Asian values’ argument, and proceed to an examination into the compatibility of a Buddhist understanding of human rights with Aristotle’s understanding of ethics and natural law. If it is possible to discover the source of universal human rights in Aristotle’s writings, as well as discover a compatibility to Buddhist beliefs and practices, then we may ground a case for the idea of human rights existing prior to their modern Lockean origins and accessible to Buddhism.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.publisherOnlineen_US
dc.publisher.placeOnlineen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethics/category/volume-08-2001/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethics/files/2010/04/mccarthy001.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom42en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto60en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2001en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Buddhist Ethicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPRE2009-Buddhist Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440202en_US
dc.titleWhy the Dalai Lama Should Read Aristotleen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionJournal Articles (Refereed Article)en_US
dc.type.codec1aen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcCarthy, Stephen N.


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