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Hans Jonas (1903–1993)

Forfatter af The Gnostic Religion

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Hans Jonas was a well-known Jewish thinker, an early and influential biomedical ethicist, and an equally early and influential philosopher of technology in the United States and his native Germany. Born in 1904 in Monchengladbach, Jonas studied under Martin Heidegger at the University of Freiburg vis mere before Hitler came to power and Heidegger became chancellor of the university. He received his doctorate in 1928 from the University of Marburg. In 1933 he fled Germany and, in 1964, publicly repudiated Heidegger because of his Nazi connections. Jonas taught in Jerusalem and Canada before becoming a professor at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1955, where he was chair of the philosophy department (1957--63) and Johnson Professor of Philosophy (from 1966 until his retirement in 1976). Jonas is best known for his neo-Kantian ethics of responsible caution in the face of the awesome power of modern technology---especially the power of modern biotechnology, including genetic engineering. According to Jonas, we must consult our fears and not our hopes when understanding technological ventures that can have a potentially devastating impact on what it means to be human (and therefore ethical). More than half of Jonas's books were written in German, including an early version of his greatest work, The Imperative of Responsibility (1984). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Hans Jonas

The Gnostic Religion (1958) 603 eksemplarer
Le droit de mourir (1987) 31 eksemplarer
Memoirs (2003) 26 eksemplarer
Pensar sobre Dios y otros ensayos (1992) 14 eksemplarer
Sull'orlo dell'abisso (2000) 14 eksemplarer
Entre le néant et l'éternité (2000) 6 eksemplarer
Materie, Geist und Schöpfung (1988) 5 eksemplarer
Une éthique pour la nature (2000) 4 eksemplarer
Problemi di libertà (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Memorias - Hans Jonas (2005) 1 eksemplar
Das Prinzip Leben (1994) 1 eksemplar
Il principio gnostico (2011) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Philosophy and Technology: Readings in the Philosophical Problems of Technology (1972) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver33 eksemplarer
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (2012) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
Ympäristöfilosofian polkuja (1997) 3 eksemplarer

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luvucenanzo06 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 8, 2023 |
A lot of books about the Gnostics talk about how they were suppressed by the mainstream Christian church, were an influence on church beliefs, acted as a catalyst to force the church to define its beliefs when it rejected the Gnostic beliefs or goes over the history of the discovery of hidden texts. They do all that but don't really cover what the Gnostics believed. This book covers the beliefs and the differences between the beliefs of various sects. I highly recommend it if you want to know the Gnostics instead of knowing ABOUT the Gnostics.… (mere)
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