Zen Awakening and Society

  • Christopher Ives

Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-11
  3. The Zen Tradition and Ethics

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      Pages 13-13
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      Pages 15-33
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      Pages 69-98
  4. Toward a Zen Social Ethic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
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      Pages 101-113
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      Pages 114-144
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-182

About this book


Zen Buddhism has traditionally focused on monastic practice and the artistic expression of awakening (satori) but has paid little explicit attention to social ethics. This book considers the relationship between Zen and social ethics.


Buddhism critique ethics history Japan Japanese philosophy society tradition Zen

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Ives
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Puget SoundTacomaUSA

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