Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life: Ethical Idealism and Self-realization

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Philosophy - 113 pages
Reverence for life, as Albert Schweitzer calls his moral perspective, is now widely appreciated in environmental ethics. The aim of this volume is to provide a fresh interpretation that reveals the importance of his moral philosophy while shedding new light on his environmental ethics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ethics from Within
5
Ideals as Guides
17
Environmental Ethics
31
Authenticity Reverence for Self
45
Compassion Community of Suffering
55
Gratitude Good Fortune Obligates
65
Justice as Human Rights
77
Peace Loving and NonViolence
89
Conclusion
97
Index
111
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Mike W. Martin is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Chapman University, California, USA.

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