Our unit on Albert Schweitzer has contained four parts. The first was the five dimensions of ethical decision-making, which is an informal view. The second was his "extensive gamet of six notes , which correlates to the five dimensions but is more of a more formal view. The third part consists of Albert's work, a look at his life and his thoughts. The final part is a more detailed look at his ethics from the "First Sermon on the Reverence for Life .
It is obvious that all people are faced with ethical decisions and assess situations using similar criteria. However, we do not all have the same views or value things such as rationalism, reason and heart equally. In Reverence for Life, Albert Schweitzer discusses what he feels are the true principles of living an ethical life, and how we each evaluate ourselves.