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 The Vital Points of the Bodhisattva Discipline

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter outlines what the Compendium of Training calls the “vital points” of the bodhisattva discipline, demonstrating the centrality of body to the bodhisattva ideal. It includes an analysis of ... More


The Harm of Rape, the Harm of Torture

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

At a crucial moment, Améry states that torture is like “a rape, a sexual act without the consent of one of the two partners.” Comparing Améry’s analysis of his torture with Susan Brison’s ... More


To Be Is to Live, to Be Is to Be Recognized

J. M. Bernstein

in Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226266329
eISBN:
9780226266466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266466.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If the moral injury of torture and rape is devastation that is a consequence of dispossession, then the primary question becomes: what is a human being such that she can suffer devastation, that is, ... More


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