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Amir Muzur, Hans-Martin Sass (Eds.)
1926-2016 Fritz Jahr's Bioethics
A global Discourse
Reihe: Ethik in der Praxis / Practical Ethics - Kontroversen / Controversies
Bd. 33, 2017, 240 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90829-2
The ethics of valuing bios in all its forms and shapes has been an essential part of great and successful cultures from the millennia-old Vedic tradition of `tattvamasi' - this is also you: this plant, this animal, this microbe, this ecosystem - to the simple hands-on call of Jesus `love your neighbor'. But as a term bioethics has only been coined 90 years ago by Fritz Jahr, an educator and pastor in Halle in his Bioethical Imperative `Respect every Living Being as an end in itself and treat it, if possible, as such'.