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Reverence for Life

Mary Anne Warren

in Moral Status: Obligations to Persons and Other Living Things

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250401
eISBN:
9780191681295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250401.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the ethic of Reverence for Life developed by Albert Schweitzer, and defended in modified form by some contemporary environmental ethicists. It argues that, although life is a ... More


It Is Good to Preserve Life: Albert Schweitzer’s Philosophy of Civilization

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes how Schweitzer developed a philosophy of civilization that was both life and world affirming out of the pessimism following the experiences of the war. His desire to make a ... More


Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Nils Ole Oermann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Nils Ole Oermann vividly describes the many-sided life of Albert Schweitzer (1975–1965), who achieved world renown through his selfless work as a doctor in the African jungle and as a pioneer of an ... More


Conclusion: Myth and Reality

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

If Schweitzer’s life and work have an essential core, then perhaps it is authenticity, not only in his words, but also in his deeds. The fascination Schweitzer holds is not only due to his apparent ... More


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