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dc.contributor.author Clasquin, Michel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-30T12:35:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-30T12:35:59Z
dc.date.issued Sept-1993
dc.identifier.citation Clasquin, M 1993, 'Buddhism and human rights', Journal for the Study of Religion, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 91-101. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3623
dc.description.abstract This article follows on certain thoughts about the compatibility of human rights theory and traditional theistic religion by Martin Prozesky. The problem of reconciling human rights theory with the Buddhist doctrine of anatta¿ is discussed. Buddhists have supported human rights campaigns apparently unaware of the secularist and legal‑political presuppositions underlying this concept and the logical contradictions that it introduces when it is used within the Buddhist paradigm. The author concludes that one possible solution to this problem may be found in the Buddhist teaching of "skillful means". en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal for the Study of Religion en
dc.subject Buddhism en
dc.subject Human rights en
dc.subject Anatta en
dc.subject Skilful means en
dc.title Buddhism and human rights en
dc.type Article en


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