The value of life in humanism

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  • Created on: 13-06-13 23:12

Humanists dont agree with the view that life has an intrisic sacred value, and say that makes life more valuable. 

They claim that since there is no afterlife, this life we have now is all we gave, so its vital that we make the most of it as nothing will follow. 

For humanists, the value of life lies in the quality of life. 

quality comes from pleasure, happiness, and fullfillment. 

If we are able to experience pleasure and fulfillment, then our life has value. 

If life lacks quality it lacks value, real value. 

There views on abortion is somewhat different, but not all humanists aggree with this view. 

They believe by removing the sacred value of life, this…


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