Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision: A Sourcebook


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The philosophy of Albert Schweitzer has proved widely influential in modern thinking, especially in the field of ethics. His leading ethical idea can be summarized in the phrase "reverence for life" - namely, that good consists in maintaining and perfecting life, and evil consists in destroying and obstructing life. For Schweitzer, all life is sacred. Ethics thus deals with human attitudes and behavior toward all living beings. Unlike many moral philosophers, Schweitzer argues that knowledge of human nature does not provide ...

Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision: A Sourcebook 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195377897

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