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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2206 - Buddhist Ethics and Personal Responsibility

Hours: 3
As one of the world’s great religions, Buddhism has a rich and complex ethical structure. An introduction to the basic ideas that support this ethical structure, including karma, rebirth, compassion and emptiness. Reading a variety of Buddhist scriptures and commentaries, and seeking to understand these ideas as richly as possible. Gaining a deep understanding of these ethical norms, then turning to their practical ramifications, seeking to define where Buddhist ethical ideas directly influenced real world conduct in many contexts. Topics may include questions related to environmental destruction, various forms of social inequality, and economic globalization. Emphasizing the connections between Buddhist ethical norms and action in the world. Reflecting on our own internalized ethical norms and how those are reflected in our actions.