Authenticity and Sustainability: The Search for a Reliable Earth Spirituality

Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business

ISBN: 978-1-78714-464-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-463-7

ISSN: 1572-8323

Publication date: 6 September 2017

Abstract

The chapter presents the life and philosophy of Albert Schweitzer as a new experience-based foundation for ethics and found it in the principle of “Reverence for life” (Ehrfurcht vordem Leben) conceived as an unconditional and inclusive respect for life in all its manifestations. Schweitzer’s philosophy implies a new sense of authenticity no longer based on the modern ego-centric notion of autonomy but on the alter-centric notion of respect for life.

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Bouckaert, L. (2017), "Authenticity and Sustainability: The Search for a Reliable Earth Spirituality", Integral Ecology and Sustainable Business (Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development, Vol. 26), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 15-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1572-832320170000026001

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