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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584658535
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Series:
Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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