ABSTRACT

In the previous chapter we reflected on the approach to moral decision-making that is found in the theistic religions, with their belief in a personal deity who has expressed his will and purpose for his creatures. We now turn to a group of world religions which make no such claim, yet have an unambiguous contribution to make to many of the issues raised in this book. These are the major religions, or philosophies, of India and China: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.