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Charles Goodman

Charles Goodman

Professor, Philosophy and AAAS
Phd Philosophy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2002

Office: LT 1214
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Asian Philosophy
Comparative Ethics

Recent Courses

Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Buddhist Ethics
Buddhist Metaphysics
Law and Justice
Pell Honors Seminar

Recent and Representative Publications


Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics. Oxford University Press, 2009.


“Paternalist Deception in the Lotus Sūtra: A Normative Assessment,” Journal of Buddhist Ethics 18 (2011) | Read article online

“Bhāvaviveka’s Arguments for Emptiness,” Asian Philosophy 18:2 (July 2008) pp. 167-184

“Consequentialism, Agent-Neutrality, and Mahāyāna Ethics,” Philosophy East and West 58:1 (January 2008) pp. 17-35

Curriculum vitae

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Last Updated: 4/10/18