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Creating a Culture of Peace

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003624/00001

Material Information

Title: Creating a Culture of Peace Integrating Buddhist Values into the American Worldview
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Davis, Amy
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Buddhism
Psychology
Education
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: One of the primary problems I perceive in American, western society is a fundamentally ill worldview, a disintegrative nature within our conceptions of ourselves and of our relationships with others. This manifests most obviously as hyper-individualism and competitiveness, a winner-take-all, survival-of-the-fittest mentality, and the myths of an essential incompatibility between, for example, equitability and profitability, individual well-being and social welfare, the �rational� and the �spiritual�. The purpose of this research has been to explore an alternate vision from which to work from, a different �running program� from which to approach life, particularly with regard to conflict resolution, including conflicts within individuals. My interests, in this vein, were based on �engaged Buddhism� and the applications of similar philosophies, particularly in the fields of psychotherapeutic approaches and education. In other words, I discuss how Buddhist values might be useful in the practice of those who shape how our society thinks, educators and psychotherapists in particular. Although this project is based on Buddhist ideals, it has not been my aim to be at all exclusionary in this regard I am interested in good, effective concepts and research, not dogmatic or impractical ones. My ultimate goal was to achieve an understanding of what factors create healthy, integrated individuals, families, and communities. Overall, the most important ethical implication of this research is the importance of others-centeredness for resolving intra- and interpersonal conflicts.
Statement of Responsibility: by Amy Davis
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Newman, John

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 D25
System ID: NCFE003624:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003624/00001

Material Information

Title: Creating a Culture of Peace Integrating Buddhist Values into the American Worldview
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Davis, Amy
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Buddhism
Psychology
Education
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: One of the primary problems I perceive in American, western society is a fundamentally ill worldview, a disintegrative nature within our conceptions of ourselves and of our relationships with others. This manifests most obviously as hyper-individualism and competitiveness, a winner-take-all, survival-of-the-fittest mentality, and the myths of an essential incompatibility between, for example, equitability and profitability, individual well-being and social welfare, the �rational� and the �spiritual�. The purpose of this research has been to explore an alternate vision from which to work from, a different �running program� from which to approach life, particularly with regard to conflict resolution, including conflicts within individuals. My interests, in this vein, were based on �engaged Buddhism� and the applications of similar philosophies, particularly in the fields of psychotherapeutic approaches and education. In other words, I discuss how Buddhist values might be useful in the practice of those who shape how our society thinks, educators and psychotherapists in particular. Although this project is based on Buddhist ideals, it has not been my aim to be at all exclusionary in this regard I am interested in good, effective concepts and research, not dogmatic or impractical ones. My ultimate goal was to achieve an understanding of what factors create healthy, integrated individuals, families, and communities. Overall, the most important ethical implication of this research is the importance of others-centeredness for resolving intra- and interpersonal conflicts.
Statement of Responsibility: by Amy Davis
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Newman, John

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 D25
System ID: NCFE003624:00001

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