Fritz Jahr’s 1927 Concept of Bioethics

@article{Sass2007FritzJ1,
  title={Fritz Jahr’s 1927 Concept of Bioethics},
  author={Hans-Martin Sass},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={279 - 295}
}
  • H. Sass
  • Published 6 March 2008
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
In 1927, Fritz Jahr, a Protestant pastor, philosopher, and educator in Halle an der Saale, published an article entitled “Bio-Ethics: A Review of the Ethical Relationships of Humans to Animals and Plants” and proposed a “Bioethical Imperative,” extending Kant’s moral imperative to all forms of life. Reviewing new physiological knowledge of his times and moral challenges associated with the development of secular and pluralistic societies, Jahr redefines moral obligations towards human and… 
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