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  1. The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency.Maria Heim - 2013 - Oup Usa.
    Scholars have long been intrigued by the Buddha's defining action (karma) as intention. This book explores systematically how intention, agency, and moral psychology were interpreted in all branches of early Theravada thought, paying special attention to the thought of the 5th-century commentator Buddhaghosa.
     
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    Recent Work in Moral Anthropology.Maria Heim & Anne Monius - 2014 - Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (3):385-392.
    This special focus issue brings to the Journal of Religious Ethics fresh considerations of moral anthropology as practiced by four emergent voices within the field. Each of these essays, in varying ways, seeks not only to advance an understanding of ethics in a particular time, place, and context, but to draw our attention to shared aspects of the human condition: its discontinuities and fractures, its practices of perception and attention, its interplays of emotion, intuition, and reason, and its thoroughly intersubjective (...)
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    In a Double Way: Nāmarūpa in Buddhaghosa's Phenomenology.Maria Heim & Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad - 2019 - Philosophy East and West 68 (4):1085-1115.
    Thus one should define, in a double way, name and form in all phenomena of the three realms. …In this essay, we want to bring together two issues for their mutual illumination: the particular use of that hoary Indian dyad, "nāma-rūpa," literally, "name-and-form," by Buddhaghosa, the influential fifth-century Theravāda writer, to organize the categories of the abhidhamma, the canonical classification of phenomenal factors and their formulaic ordering;1 and an interpretation of phenomenology as a methodology. We argue that Buddhaghosa does not (...)
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    Theories of the Gift in South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dāna.Maria Heim - 2004 - Routledge.
    In South Asia, the period between 1100 and 1300 CE was a particularly prolific time for theorists from India's three main indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism - to articulate their views on the face-to-face gift encounter. Their gift theories shaped a cosmopolitan sensibility that shared ethical and aesthetic values that reached across regional, sectarian, and religious boundaries. This book explores the ethical and social implications of unilateral gifts of esteem, offering a perceptive guide to the uniquely South Asian (...)
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    Buddhist Ethics: A Review Essay. [REVIEW]Maria Heim - 2011 - Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (3):571-584.
    I argue that three recent studies (Imagining the Life Course, by Nancy Eberhardt; Sensory Biographies, by Robert Desjarlais; and How to Behave, by Anne Hansen) advance the field of Buddhist Ethics in the direction of the empirical study of morality. I situate their work within a larger context of moral anthropology, that is, the study of human nature in its limits and capacities for moral agency. Each of these books offers a finely grained account of particular and local Buddhist ways (...)
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    The Conceit of Self-Loathing.Maria Heim - 2009 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 37 (1):61-74.
    This article explores the psychological intricacies of the Theravādin interpretation of the “conceit of inferiority” (omāna), which is considered to be one of the standard types of pride or conceit (māna). Considering oneself inferior involves an inflated and contrived construction of oneself, akin to other varieties of conceit. Yet (omāna) is a curious form of pride, involving as it does much selfabasement, and even loathing and despising of oneself. Drawing primarily on Abhidhamma canonical and commentarial texts, the article investigates how (...)
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    The Nature of the Beast: Hatred in Cross-Traditional Religious and Philosophical Perspective.Joel Gereboff, Keith Green, Diana Fritz Cates & Maria Heim - 2009 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 29 (2):175-205.
    HATRED IS A PHENOMENON OF TREMENDOUS ETHICAL SIGNIFICANCE, YET it is poorly understood today. This essay explores some of the ways in which hatred is conceptualized and evaluated within different philosophical and religious traditions. Attention is focused on the Hebrew Bible and on the writings of Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Aquinas, and Buddhaghosa. Subtle differences mark various tradition-rooted accounts of the nature, causes, and effects of hatred. These differences yield different judgments about hatred's value and imply different methods for addressing the (...)
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  8. Buddhism.Maria Heim - 2007 - In John Corrigan (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion. Oup Usa.
     
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    Collected Papers on Jaina Studies.Maria Heim & Padmanabh S. Jaini - 2003 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 123 (1):217.
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  10. Buddhist Ethics.Maria Heim - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    'Ethics' was not developed as a separate branch of philosophy in Buddhist traditions until the modern period, though Buddhist philosophers have always been concerned with the moral significance of thoughts, emotions, intentions, actions, virtues, and precepts. Their most penetrating forms of moral reflection have been developed within disciplines of practice aimed at achieving freedom and peace. This Element first offers a brief overview of Buddhist thought and modern scholarly approaches to its diverse forms of moral reflection. It then explores two (...)
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  11. Book Review. [REVIEW]Maria Heim - 2003 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 123 (1):217-219.
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    Controversies Over Buddhist Nuns.Maria Heim, Bhikkhunī Juo-Hsüeh Shih & Bhikkhuni Juo-Hsueh Shih - 2002 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 122 (4):916.
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    Collected Papers on Buddhist Studies.Maria Heim & Padmanabh S. Jaini - 2003 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 123 (1):219.
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    Differentiations in Hindu Ethics.Maria Heim - 2005 - In William Schweiker (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics. Blackwell. pp. 341--354.
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    Speaking For Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism by Richard F. Nance (Review). [REVIEW]Maria Heim - 2013 - Philosophy East and West 63 (4):660-664.
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    She Who Heard Much: Notes on Receiving, Interpreting, and Transmitting Buddhavacana.Maria Heim - 2015 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 19 (1-2):139-156.
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