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    DescriptionAlbert Schweitzer's social and ethical philosophy is best expressed in The Philosophy of Civilization. Not widely available in recent years, this edition will give contemporary readers the opportunity to discover his prophetic thought. In Book I, The Decay and Restoration of Civilization, Schweitzer argues that the essential feature of every culture is its world view, and that a culture can be healthy and stable only as its world view is optimistic and ethical. Without this outlook, it is impossible to avoid the world's destruction. In Book II, Civilization and Ethics, he reviews the world's major ethical systems in search of the essential principle of "the moral," after which the world and life-affirming ethic of "reverence for life" is set forth. Through Schweitzer's guidance, man will strive for spiritual and ethical self-fulfillment which in turn may be actualized in all the processes of the world, making us a truly civilized people. Schweitzer's ultimate goal is to help us recognize that the source of universal misery and catastrophe is the absence of a theory of the universe.


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    Title
    Philosophy of Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Albert Schweitzer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 347
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780879754037
    ISBN 10: 0879754036
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP, JPA, JF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    DC22: 901
    Abridged Dewey: 901
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC19: 901
    B&T Approval Code: A10150000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS049000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: CB19.S4231, CB19 .S42313 1987
    Thema V1.0: JB, JPA, QD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Prometheus Books
    Imprint name
    Prometheus Books
    Publication date
    01 September 1987
    Publication City/Country
    Amherst