Reverence for Life—Albert Schweitzer’s pivotal philosophyMusician, physician, humanitarian, and philosopher, Albert Schweitzer was a twentieth-century Renaissance man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his “Reverence for Life” philosophy. The Wisdom of Albert Schweitzer explores this core philosophy, which inspired one of the world’s great humanitarians. While traveling in Africa, Schweitzer recognized that all living creatures have a will to live and believed that through a “reverence for life” mankind had an ethical imperative to aid in the welfare of all living things, including the environment. His words have remained an inspiration for generations of humanitarians and environmentalists.
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Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) was an award-winning theologian and philosopher. His ongoing goal was to discover a universal ethical philosophy and make it available not just to academia, but to all of humanity. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life,” expressed most famously in the founding and sustaining of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, West Central Africa.