The Life And Thought Of Hans Jonas

The Life And Thought Of Hans Jonas

by Christian Wiese

An analysis of the Jewish background of an eminent philosopherSee more details below


An analysis of the Jewish background of an eminent philosopher

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"A little known 20th century Jewish philosopher, Hans Jonas, is the subject of this fine attempt to combine Jonas's life story with his philosophical thinking." —Jewish Journal

"Wiese clearly and persuasively examines how Hans Jonas . . . strove to manage the inevitable tension between his religious, faith-based identity as a German Jew and a professional philosopher." —Choice

"Wiese... searches for underlying Jewish elements within Jonas's philosophical scheme without reducing it to 'Jewish philosophy' or insinuating its religious character."—New Testament Abstracts

"How did Jonas's Jewishness shape his life and his work? This is the question that Christian Wiese seeks to answer in his lucid, beautifully written, extremely perceptive, and deeply moving study . . . he eminently succeeds in making Jonas come alive for us and in portraying the vicissitudes of the terrible drama of German-Jewish life in the darkest times of twentieth century. A splendid achievement!"—Shofar

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University Press of New England
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Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series
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9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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