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[This chapter focusses on the generic class of killing that intends to terminate intolerable (actual or possible) states of suffering, thus in general terms pertaining to relevant acts of euthanasia, suicide, and abortion. This intention again confronts, in the Buddhist context, the thesis of...
[This chapter turns to a penultimate intentional class of killing which takes persons as representations of comparatively abstract or symbolic (religious, ethnic, political, ideological) identity, and so worthy of attack. It analyses the metaphysical and cognitive differences between this and...
[This chapter considers a final class of intentional killing, serving the purpose of self-defence. Its discussion is backgrounded by the broader discursive context, examining violence in Buddhism and Buddhist cultures, recently developed in Buddhist Studies scholarship. A tension arises between...
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