Price of human life: Medical, legal and social aspects

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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
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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE (Part II)
EditorsU. Berkis, L. Vilka
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 23 Nov 201625 Nov 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"


  • a human
  • price of life
  • investigation methods
  • values

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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