Mortality and Morality: A Search for Good after Auschwitz / Edition 1

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Overview

Hans Jonas (1903-93)--German Jew, pupil of Heidegger and Bultmann, lifelong friend and colleague of Hannah Arendt at the New School for Social Research--was one of the most prominent thinkers of his generation. This book both consummates and demonstrates the basic thrust of Jonas's thought: the inseparability of ethics and metaphysics, the reality of values at the center of being.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810112865
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 7/8/1996
  • Series: SPEP Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Sales rank: 823,408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Editor's Introduction: Hans Jonas' Exodus: from German Existentialism to Post-Holocaust Theology 1
Prologue: Philosophy at the End of the Century: Retrospect and Prospect 41
Pt. 1 The Need of Reason: Grounding an Imperative of Responsibility in the Phenomenon of Life
1 Evolution and Freedom: On the Continuity Among Life-Forms 59
2 Tool, Image, and Grave: On What Is Beyond the Animal in Man 75
3 The Burden and Blessing of Mortality 87
4 Toward an Ontological Grounding of an Ethics for the Future 99
Pt. 2 A Luxury of Reason: Theological Speculations After Auschwitz
5 Immortality and the Modern Temper 115
6 The Concept of God after Auschwitz: A Jewish Voice 131
7 Is Faith Still Possible?: Memories of Rudolf Bultmann and Reflections on the Philosophical Aspects of His Work 144
8 Matter, Mind, and Creation: Cosmological Evidence and Cosmogonic Speculation 165
Epilogue: The Outcry of Mute Things 198
Notes 203
Bibliography 213
Index 217
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