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20 I share Ramsey's critical analysis of simple utilitarianism. Love becomes, for Ramsey, basically a concept of human fidelity, and is reinforced by the notions of "covenant fidelity" that are grounded in the Old Testament. Physicians have obligations of fidelity to patients by virtue of the ''contract" that is established between them, and the primary substance of these obligations is to act in the best interests of the individual patients. " In effect, "Do no harm" and especially "Do no harm to Page 43 those who cannot consent to an intrusion" becomes a rule which physicians and investigators have an absolute obligation to obey.

20 I share Ramsey's critical analysis of simple utilitarianism. Love becomes, for Ramsey, basically a concept of human fidelity, and is reinforced by the notions of "covenant fidelity" that are grounded in the Old Testament. Physicians have obligations of fidelity to patients by virtue of the ''contract" that is established between them, and the primary substance of these obligations is to act in the best interests of the individual patients. " In effect, "Do no harm" and especially "Do no harm to Page 43 those who cannot consent to an intrusion" becomes a rule which physicians and investigators have an absolute obligation to obey.

The world of animals and plants forms the indispensable living background to the living-space divinely allotted to man and placed under his con- Page 58 trol. As they live, so can he. He is not set up as lord over the earth, but as lord on the earth which is already furnished with these creatures. Animals and plants do not belong to him; they and the whole earth can belong only to God. 31 An attitude of respect for life inhibits the drive to proprietary claims to exploit animals and plants, and even rocks and minerals, solely for the satisfaction of immediate interests of humans who have the capacities and the power to do so.

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