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Civilization and ethics

Author: Albert Schweitzer; John Paull Naish
Publisher: London : A. & C. Black, 1923.
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Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965.
Civilization and ethics.
London, A. & C. Black, 1923
(OCoLC)663388507
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Schweitzer; John Paull Naish
OCLC Number: 1472314
Notes: At head of title: The Dale memorial lectures, 1922.
Translated from the author's German typescript. The lectures were delivered in French at Mansfield college, Oxford ; translator's preface, page xxiii.
Description: xxvi, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The crisis of civilization and its spiritual origin --
The problem of the optimistic world-view --
The ethical problem --
World views of religion and of philosophy --
Ethics and civilization in Greco-Roman philosophy --
Optimistic view of the world and ethics in the Renaissance and post Renaissance --
The attempt of the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries to give ethics a foundation in thought --
The basis of civilization laid in the ethical faith in progress of the age of rationalism --
The optimistic ethical world view as presented by Kant --
Nature philosophy and world view --
Ethics and optimism in dJ. G. Fichte's speculative world view --
Schiller, Goethe and Schleiermacher --
Hegel's supra ethical optimistic world view --
The later utilitarianism: biological and sociological ethics --
Schopenhauer and Nietzsche --
The last phase of the fight for the optimistic ethical world view --
The new way --
The basis of optimism contained in the will to live --
The problem of ethics as based on the history of ethics --
The evolution of the ethic of self sacrifice and the ethic of self fulfilment into the ethic of reverence for life --
The ethic of reverence for life --
The ethic of reverence for life and its creative force with reference to civilization.
Responsibility: by Albert Schweitzer ; translated by John Naish.

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