Damien Keown

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Damien Keown (born 1951) is a prominent bioethicist and authority on Buddhist bioethics.[1] He currently teaches in the Department of History at the University of London. Keown 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.

Keown's most important books include The Nature of Buddhist Ethics (1992) and Buddhism & Bioethics (1995). His most widely read book is Buddhism, A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press).


  1. ^ "Stem cell research: Clash of faiths". The Economist. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2011.