The Ethical Mysticism of Albert Schweitzer
by Henry Clark

A critical exposition of Schweitzer's theology and ethics. The theological sections as about as clear as mysticism to me. Clark's critique of Schweitzer's social ethics is much less rigorous and rational. It is little more than a proof that Schweitzer is not a social democrat.

Appendix A contains a statement by Schweitzer that he is following the trail blazed by Hume, Adam Smith, and the sympathetic philosophers such as Herbert Spencer and Charles Darwin, but he is more individualistic instead of herd or species centered.

Year Read: 1983


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