Economics Beyond the Self

  • Laszlo Zsolnai


Wisdom traditions of humankind require self-transcendence of the person to achieve a meaningful and ethical life. This paper uses the example of Buddhism to show how “going beyond the self” can be realized in economic and social contexts. It is argued that Buddhist economics represents a strategy which helps Buddhist and non-Buddhist people alike to reduce the suffering of human and non-human beings by practicing non-violence, caring and generosity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laszlo Zsolnai
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  1. 1.Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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