Feminist Ethics & Feminist Ethicists

Introduction Feminist Ethics is an attempt to revise, reformulate, or rethink traditional ethics to the extent it depreciates or devalues women’s moral experience. Feminist philosopher Alison Jaggar faults traditional ethics for letting women down in five related ways. First, it shows less concern for women’s as opposed to men’s issues and interests. Second, traditional ethics views […]

New Religious Movements (NRMs), The New Age & New Directions

New Religious Movements (NRMs), The New Age & New Directions

Shunyata in Mahayana Buddhism

Of all Buddhist doctrines, possibly the most difficult — and misunderstood — is shunyata. Often translated as “emptiness,” shunyata is at the heart of all Mahayana Buddhist teaching. It is often misunderstood to mean that nothing exists. This is not so. Instead, it tells us that there is existence, but that phenomena are empty of […]

The Buddhism’s concept of non-self (Anatta or Anatman)

The Buddhism ’ s concept of non-self (Anatta or Anatman)

Materialism in Indian philosophy

Introduction Indian materialism is not so well known, nor is it known in all its details at home or abroad as are other metaphysical doctrines which originated in India. This is mainly due to the fact that the original literature related to materialistic metaphysics has been lost beyond recovery, and that the critical references to […]