Is Life of Infinite Value?
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
human life, commodification, infinite value
It is possible and necessary to compare stretches of human life with other goods, such as the good of conserving resources for others. A minute of human life is not of infinite value; all else being equal, a minute of life is less valuable than 10 years of the same life. Nevertheless, this ability to evaluate human life does not necessarily lead to total commodification of human life.
Dena S. Davis, Is Life of Infinite Value?, 11 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 239 (2001)