Universal life goods/necessities: All goods without which human life capacities are reduced or destroyed:
- atmosphere (breathable air, open space and light);
- organism (clean water, nourishing foods, waste disposal);
- home and habitat (shelter and a life-enhancing environment);
- care through time (love, safety and healthcare);
- human culture (music, language, art, play and sport);
- human vocation (meaningful work of value to others);
- life justice (right to enjoy these life goods and obligation to help provide them).
Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.