Hinduism and Environmental Ethics : Law, Literature, and Philosophy Hardback
Part of the Routledge Hindu Studies Series series
This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing.
It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahabharata (literature), and the Yogasutra (philosophy), and argues that these texts attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants for at least three reasons: they are sentient, they are alive, and they possess a range of other relevant attributes and abilities. This book is of interest to scholars of Hinduism and the environment, religion and the environment, Hindu and/or Buddhist philosophy more broadly, and environmental ethics.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/02/2014
- Category: Religious ethics
- ISBN: 9780415711487