The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson | 9789004167223 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life

The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life

by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004167226

ISBN-13: 9789004167223

Pub. Date: 06/25/2008

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

An international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious retrospective examination of Hans Jonas (1903-1993) that engages his ideas in light of Existentialism, utopian thought, process philosophy and theology, Zionism, and environmentalism.

Overview

An international, interdisciplinary, and interreligious retrospective examination of Hans Jonas (1903-1993) that engages his ideas in light of Existentialism, utopian thought, process philosophy and theology, Zionism, and environmentalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004167223
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Preface Understanding Jonas: An Interdisciplinary Project
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Introduction Ethics after Auschwitz: Hans Jonas’s Notion of Responsibility in a Technological Age
Richard Wolin
PART ONE: A GERMAN-JEWISH INTELLECTUAL
Chapter One Hans Jonas’s Position in the History of German Philosophy
Vittorio Hösle
Chapter Two Hans Jonas in Marburg, 1928
Steven M. Wasserstrom
Chapter Three Ressentiment—A Few Motifs in Hans Jonas’s Early Book on Gnosticism
Micha Brumlik
Chapter Four Hans Jonas and Research on Gnosticism from a Contemporary Perspective
Kurt Rudolph
Chapter Five Pauline Theology in the Weimar Republic: Hans Jonas, Karl Barth, and Martin Heidegger
Benjamin Lazier
Chapter Six Despair and Responsibility: Affinities and Differences in the Thought of Hans Jonas and Günther Anders
Konrad Paul Liessmann
Chapter Seven Ernst Bloch’s Prinzip Hoffnung and Hans Jonas’s Prinzip Verantwortung
Michael Löwy
Chapter Eight Zionism, the Holocaust, and Judaism in a Secular World: New Perspectives on Hans Jonas’s Friendship with Gershom Scholem and Hannah Arendt
Christian Wiese
Chapter Nine The Immediacy of Encounter and the Dangers of Dichotomy: Buber, Levinas, and Jonas on Responsibility
Micha H. Werner
Chapter Ten Hans Jonas and Secular Religiosity
Ron Margolin
PART TWO: THE PHENOMENON OF LIFE AND THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION: THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, BIOETHICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
Chapter Eleven Hans Jonas and Ernst Mayr: On Organic Life and Human Responsibility
Strachan Donnelley
Chapter Twelve Natural-Law Judaism?: The Genesis of Bioethics in Hans Jonas, Leo Strauss, and Leon Kass
Lawrence Vogel
Chapter Thirteen Cloning and Corporeality
Bernard G. Prusak
Chapter Fourteen Reason and Feeling in Hans Jonas’s Existential Biology, Arne Naess’s Deep Ecology, and Spinoza’s Ethics
Martin D. Yaffe
Chapter Fifteen Caretaker or Citizen: Hans Jonas, Aldo Leopold, and the Development of Jewish Environmental Ethics
Lawrence Troster
Chapter Sixteen Jonas, Whitehead, and the Problem of Power
Sandra B. Lubarsky
Chapter Seventeen “God’s Adventure with the World” and “Sanctity of Life”: Theological Speculations and Ethical Reflections in Jonas’s Philosophy after Auschwitz
Christian Wiese
Chapter Eighteen Infants, Paternalism, and Bioethics: Japan’s Grasp of Jonas’s Insistence on Intergenerational Responsibility
William R. LaFleur
PART THREE: RESPONSES AND REFLECTIONS
Chapter Nineteen Reflections on the Place of Gnosticism and Ethics in the Thought of Hans Jonas
Kalman P. Bland
Chapter Twenty On Making Persons: Philosophy of Nature and Ethics
Frederick Ferré
Chapter Twenty-One Philosophical Biology and Environmentalism
Carl Mitcham
Chapter Twenty-Two More on Jonas and Process Philosophy
Robert Cummings Neville
Hans Jonas: Life and Works
Christian Wiese

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