David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Environmental Ethics 29 (4):403-421 (2007)
As the last great philosopher of the will, Albert Schweitzer rejected the radical individualism of Nietzsche and the pessimistic-mystical detachment of Schopenhauer, and instead sought to create a true social ethic. Schweitzer’s particular contribution was to move further than Nietzsche to reconcile philosophy with natural science while simultaneously preserving and transforming the sense of mysticism and higher world-order principles from Schopenhauer. He joined this new cosmology to the virtue ethics of Aristotle, and recovered one key element of his ontology of becoming to transcend the Humean “is/ought” gap for ethics.The result is a philosophy that is as much biographical of Schweitzer himself as it is systematic. This result is both the strength and greatest weakness of hisreverence-for-life ethic. It is tailor-made for contemporary environmental ethics: it has applications in many strands of environmental thought, including deepecology, ecofeminism, and ecotheology, and may attract considerable interest from environmental movements that seek to cultivate deep personal conviction
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Predrag Cicovacki (2008). Reverence for Life. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 10:61-67.
Ara Paul Barsam (2008). Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought. OUP USA.
Albert Schweitzer (2009). Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision: A Sourcebook. Oxford University Press.
Albert Schweitzer (1965). Reverence for Life. New York, Philosophical Library; [Distributed to the Trade by Book Sales, Inc..
Albert Schweitzer (1965/1994). A Treasury of Albert Schweitzer. Distributed by Outlet Book Co., a Random House Co..
Albert Schweitzer (1947/1996). The Spiritual Life: Selected Writings of Albert Schweitzer ;Edited by Charles R. Joy ; Introduction by Robert Coles & Bob Kerrey. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.].
Marvin W. Meyer & Kurt Bergel (eds.) (2002). Reverence for Life: The Ethics of Albert Schweitzer for the Twenty-First Century. Syracuse University Press.
Albert Schweitzer (1975). Albert Schweitzer: Thoughts for Our Times. Peter Pauper Press.
Albert Schweitzer (1949). The Wit and Wisdom of Albert Schweitzer. Boston, Beacon Press.
Albert Schweitzer (1968). The Wisdom of Albert Schweitzer. New York, Philosophical Library.
Charles S. Cockell (2006). The Ethical Relevance of Earth-Like Extrasolar Planets. Environmental Ethics 28 (3):303-314.
David Ives & David A. Valone (eds.) (2007). Reverence for Life Revisited: Albert Schweitzer's Relevance Today. Cambridge Scholars Pub..
Milton D. Hunnex (1959). Mysticism and Ethics: Radhakrishnan and Schweitzer. Philosophy East and West 8 (3/4):121-136.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads5 ( #227,243 of 1,101,573 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #117,010 of 1,101,573 )
How can I increase my downloads?