Chapter

The Value of Life

Don Cupitt

in Is Nothing Sacred?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222032
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222032.003.0009

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

The Value of Life

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This chapter focuses mainly on the ultimate concern of the natural world: the basic economic activities of biological life. At the moment we are thinking of religion as a concern of the survival of life rather than the redeeming or transforming of nature. Furthermore, nature is not something wild but on the contrary, it is increasingly the product of reflections of ourselves. We are responsible not only for living up our own values and beliefs but also for the beliefs and values themselves. In addition, this chapter defines culture as a complex differential valuation of life that structures the world and makes it logical. The chapter also notifies that we need an ethic that is fully present to recognize nature and culture as things of continual change.

Keywords: biological life; nature; product; idea; values; beliefs; culture

Chapter.  3679 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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