Worldly and Other-Worldly Ethics: The Nonhuman and Its Relationship to the Meaningful World of Jains

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dc.contributor.authorSaucier, Mélanie
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-12T22:16:40Z
dc.date.available2012-01-12T22:16:40Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20563
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5357
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the intersection between religion and environmental ethics in Jainism. Religious traditions, as they confront the challenges of modernity, are redefining their traditional mores and narratives in ways that appear, and are, contemporary and relevant. One of the most striking ways in which Jains are accomplishing this, is through their self-presentation as inherently “ecological” through their use of “Western” animal rights discourse in tandem with traditional Jain doctrine. This essay seeks to explore the ways in which this is accomplished, and how these new understandings are being established and understood by members of this “living” community.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectJains
dc.subjectJainism
dc.subjectAnimal Rights
dc.subjectReligion and Ecology
dc.subjectJainism and Ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental ethics
dc.titleWorldly and Other-Worldly Ethics: The Nonhuman and Its Relationship to the Meaningful World of Jains
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentÉtudes anciennes et de sciences des religions / Classics and Religious Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorVallely, Anne
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplinearts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinearts
uottawa.departmentÉtudes anciennes et de sciences des religions / Classics and Religious Studies
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