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Thou Shalt Not Kill$
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Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823267347

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.001.0001

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A Weak Commandment

A Weak Commandment

(p.78) A Weak Commandment
Thou Shalt Not Kill

Adriana Cavarero

Angelo Scola

, Margaret Adams Groesbeck, Adam Sitze
Fordham University Press

The force of the sixth commandment is undermined by its own historical contradictions and exceptions. In contemporary life, absolute commitment to the sanctity of life may lead to the merciless prolongation of life—or at least the indefinite deferral of death. It foregrounds the question of what it means to be human.

Keywords:   sanctity of life, sixth commandment

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