The Inception of Universal Ethics in Ancient Asia and Modern America Clay Lancaster

ISBN: 9781892106032

Published: May 1st 1991

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43 pages


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The Inception of Universal Ethics in Ancient Asia and Modern America  by  Clay Lancaster

The Inception of Universal Ethics in Ancient Asia and Modern America by Clay Lancaster
May 1st 1991 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 43 pages | ISBN: 9781892106032 | 3.33 Mb

Western civilization adheres to the slogan of the Greeks, that Man is the Measure of All Things. India perceived him in his true place in Nature. By the sixth century B.C., when India led the rest of the world in science, philosophy, religion, andMoreWestern civilization adheres to the slogan of the Greeks, that Man is the Measure of All Things.

India perceived him in his true place in Nature. By the sixth century B.C., when India led the rest of the world in science, philosophy, religion, and compassion, the creatures were considered worthy of sharing the Earth, unmolested by man. In the third century B.C., civil rights for animals were established by law under the Buddhist emperor Asoka, and universal ethics were propagated along with other aspects of Indian culture throughout Farther Asia.

Although there have been isolated instances of consideration for animals in the West, generally Europe and America have remained indolent on the subject. America manifested its first concession to animal rights in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.

It was linked with transcendentalism, whose philosophy had derived from India. Humaneness then was implanted on opposite sides of the globe, and it was to persevere with varying degrees of adherence.The material in this booklet was extracted from that in *The Breadth and Depth of East and West* prior to its publication.



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