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Keown, Professor Damien

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PositionProfessor of Buddhist Ethics
Department History
Email d.keown (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7497
Keown, Professor Damien

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Religious Studies) University of Lancaster, 1977
  • DPhil Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford, 1986

Research Interests

Buddhist ethics: theoretical foundations and normative applications, with particular reference to medicine and biotechnology.

Publications

Book

Buddhism and Human Rights
Keown, Damien V.; Husted, Wayne R and Prebish, Charles. 2015. Buddhism and Human Rights. Routledge. ISBN 978-1138862296

Buddhism. A Very Short Introduction
Keown, Damien V.. 2013. Buddhism. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199663835

Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Keown, Damien V. and Charles, P.. 2007. Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Routledge. ISBN 9780415314145

Can Faiths Make Peace? Holy Wars and the Resolution of Religious Conflicts
Broadhead, Philip J. and Keown, Damien V.. 2006. Can Faiths Make Peace? Holy Wars and the Resolution of Religious Conflicts. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781845112769

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Keown, Damien V.. 2005. Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 019280457X

From Ancient India to Modern Benares: Buddhist Studies in Honor of Charles Prebish
Keown, Damien V.. 2005. From Ancient India to Modern Benares: Buddhist Studies in Honor of Charles Prebish. Routledge.

Buddhism–The eBook An Online Introduction -Fourth Edition
Keown, Damien V. and Prebish, Charles. 2004. Buddhism–The eBook An Online Introduction -Fourth Edition. JBE Online Books. ISBN 978-0-9801633-6-0

Dictionary of Buddhism
Keown, Damien V.. 2003. Dictionary of Buddhism. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198605609

Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
Keown, Damien V.; Queen, Christopher and Prebish, Charles. 2003. Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism. Routledge. ISBN 978-0700715947

Buddhism & Bioethics
Keown, Damien V.. 2001. Buddhism & Bioethics. London: Macmillan Palgrave. ISBN 978-0333912805

Contemporary Buddhist Ethics
Keown, Damien V.. 2000. Contemporary Buddhist Ethics. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0700713134

Buddhism and Abortion
Keown, Damien V.. 1998. Buddhism and Abortion. University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 978-0824821081

The Nature of Buddhist Ethics
Keown, Damien V.. 1992. The Nature of Buddhist Ethics. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0333552636

Book Section

Origins of Buddhist Ethics
Keown, Damien V.. 2005. Origins of Buddhist Ethics. In: S. William, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics. Blackwell, pp. 286-296. ISBN 0631216340

Article

Buddhism, Brain Death and Organ Transplantation
Keown, Damien V.. 2010. Buddhism, Brain Death and Organ Transplantation. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 17, pp. 1-36.

Buddhism and Ecology: A Virtue Ethics Approach
Keown, Damien V.. 2007. Buddhism and Ecology: A Virtue Ethics Approach. Contemporary Buddhism, 8(2), pp. 97-112. ISSN 1463-9947