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Is Nothing Sacred?The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: Selected Essays$
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Don Cupitt

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780823222032

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823222032.001.0001

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The Value of Life

The Value of Life

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(p.115) 9 The Value of Life
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Is Nothing Sacred?
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Don Cupitt

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823222032.003.0009

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

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