Arthur Schopenhauer and East: Compassion as the Basis of Ethics


The basis of this paper was to create a new ethics statement using mixed culture of East and West philosophy about compassion. The materials I have used include some parts of the following works: books of Arthur Schopenhauer, Vedas, Confucian literature, Buddhist and also some books about Islam philosophy. The method which I have improved to explain the main idea about compassion is describe this idea not only in separate order, but also showing the long term connection this idea between different cultures. My overall approach was to remove the illusory barrier between different philosophical schools and showing the new concept of compassion. Upon completion of the assignment I found that the new concept of compassion is - a daily phenomenon which is working absolutely directly, independent of any other considerations participate primarily in the suffering of others, and through it in the prevention or termination of this misery, what, in the latter end and is all the satisfaction and well being and happiness of all. Exclusively compassion is the real basis of all true justice and humanity.

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Chinara Mammadova, Baku State University, Azerbaijan

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Conference: ACERP2015
Stream: Philosophy - Comparative Philosophy

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