By Predrag Cicovacki
The philosophy of Albert Schweitzer has proved largely influential in glossy pondering, specifically within the box of ethics. His top moral suggestion may be summarized within the word "reverence for all times" - specifically, that reliable is composed in conserving and perfecting lifestyles, and evil is composed in destroying and obstructing existence. For Schweitzer, all lifestyles is sacred. Ethics therefore offers with human attitudes and behaviour towards all residing beings.Unlike many ethical philosophers, Schweitzer argues that wisdom of human nature doesn't offer a adequate origin for any sufficient ethical thought. this is why he bases his ethics on a lot broader foundations, articulated in his philosophy of civilization and the philosophy of faith. Schweitzer argues that the fabric point of our civilization has develop into way more vital than its religious counterpart. Even equipped faith has placed itself within the carrier of politics and economic climate, thereby wasting its energy and ethical authority.Schweitzer's ethics of reverence for all times, argues Predrag Cicovacki, bargains a practicable substitute at a time while conventional moral theories are stumbled on insufficient. Schweitzer's powerful and un-dogmatic idealism may perhaps provide the simplest antidote to the existing relativism and nihilism of the postmodern epoch. His moral imaginative and prescient directs us towards a brand new manner of establishing a extra simply and extra peaceable global. accumulating 16 of Schweitzer's preferable essays, this quantity serves as a compelling advent to this awesome philosopher and humanist.
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In the seventeenth century, therefore, began the period of the great social reforms on which modern European society is based. In the latest European thought, world- and life-afﬁrmation has in many respects lost the ethical character that it possessed up to the second half of the nineteenth century. But this form of world- and life-afﬁrmation, which has become independent, curiously enough no longer possesses the same strength as that of the earlier period. In the philosophical works of the last decades, world- and life-afﬁrmation is not infrequently expressed in a way that suggests it is wandering on the wrong track and has lost conﬁdence in itself.
It has lost the great aim of the moral perfection of all mankind, and it is hemmed in by the walls of national and sectarian ideals instead of encompassing the whole world in its vision. Its greatness and its goodness pretend to be self-sufﬁcient, whereas they ought to put themselves at the service of that general ethical perfection that, in accordance with the preaching of Jesus, one may call the Kingdom of God. These values of civilization possess genuine ethical worth only to the extent that they do serve this end.
The problem is just this: the relationship between world- and life-afﬁrmation and world- and life-negation as they are found side by side in Indian thought, where worldand life-negation occupies a predominant position. In European thought, too, there have been periods when world- and lifenegation was found alongside world- and life-afﬁrmation. Hellenic thought, in later periods, began to have misgivings about the world- and life-afﬁrmation from which it started. Neo-Platonism and Greco-oriental Gnosticism abandoned it in the ﬁrst centuries of our era.
Albert Schweitzer's Ethical Vision: A Sourcebook by Predrag Cicovacki