Bhagavad g?Tā as duty and virtue ethics

Journal of Religious Ethics 34 (3):373-395 (2006)
The paper examines the ethical conception of the most well-known and much discussed Hindu text, the "Bhagavad Gītā", in the context of the Western distinction between duty ethics and virtue ethics. Most of the materials published on the "Gītā" make much of its conception of duty; however, there is no systematic investigation of the notion of virtue in the "Gītā". The paper begins with a discussion of the fundamental characteristics of virtue ethics, before undertaking a discussion of the conceptions of duty and virtue in the "Gītā". The paper clearly demonstrates that both duty and virtue coexist in the "Gītā", and the "Gītā" accords virtue an important place
Keywords Hindu duty ethics  Hindu virtue ethics  the Bhagavad Gītā  Hindu ethics
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2006.00274.x
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