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On the puzzling value of human life

Published Online: 30 Dec 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 7 (2017) - Issue 3-4 (December 2017)
Page range: 155 - 168
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2453-7829
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Abstract

The author examines our conflicting attitudes regarding the proper value of human life. While the main issue initially appears to deal with whether or not human life has an intrinsic (or absolute) value, it turns out that a far more important and complex issue concerns the tension between the equal value of every human life and the differences in the quality of one’s life. The author discusses the views of Kant, Schweitzer, Berlin, Scheler, and then Hartmann, in whose views the author recognizes the most important contributions to this puzzle.

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