Damien Keown

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Damien Keown (born 1951) is a Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmith's College, University of London. He earned a BA in religious studies from the University of Lancaster in 1977 and a DPhil from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University in 1986.[1]

Keown prominent bioethicist and authority on Buddhist bioethics.[2]

Selected publications

  • Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press: 2013)
  • The Nature of Buddhist Ethics (1992)
  • Buddhism & Bioethics (1995)


  1. https://www.gold.ac.uk/history/staff/d-keown/
  2. "Stem cell research: Clash of faiths". The Economist. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 

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