Interpretations of life and prohibitions against killing

Environmental Ethics 3 (2):147-154 (1981)
While Eastern and Western cultures agree that life is sacred, and that morality demands its protection, they differ sharply as to how the term life is to be interpreted, and therefore what prohibitions against killing should entail. l examine some of these conflicting perspectives, explore life as an ambiguous term, and suggest are interpretation of the concept, which permits moral ruIes against killing to be applied more rationally.
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DOI 10.5840/enviroethics19813253
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