Price of human life: Medical, legal and social aspects

Andrejs Vilks, L. Vilka, U. Berkis
2018 SHS Web of Conferences  
The author of the article turns attention to the phenomenon of human life, recognizing it as the value which is hard and complicated to define. The price of a human life comprises philosophical, political, sociological and legal issues. From the legal and philosophical aspect the price of a human life is practically impossible to determine, since it is worth the highest price. Determination of the price of human life means admitting that a human is the measure of value in a certain community
more » ... ertain community under appropriate socially economic conditions. Different approaches and methodologies are applied in determination of a materialized price of a human life, therefore the rating of the price is varied. In determining the price of a human life, the legal aspect is important, since it deals with the fixation of the amount of compensations in cases of an individual's loss of life and calculations of the insurance costs.
doi:10.1051/shsconf/20185101016 fatcat:zxf2mxjoqnasfbpwgxnuzggx4a