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Jonas, Hans 1903-1993

Works: 341 works in 1,358 publications in 18 languages and 21,324 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Bibliography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Translator, Other
Classifications: BT1390, 273.1
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The imperative of responsibility : in search of an ethics for the technological age by Hans Jonas( Book )
207 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,615 libraries worldwide
Il dibattito intorno alla nostra responsabilità verso le generazioni future si è fatto in questi anni sempre più fitto e interessante, man mano che svanivano le certezze sul modello di sviluppo fondato sull'asservimento tecnologico della natura e l'<<euforia del sogno faustiano>> della modernità lasciava il posto a una visione della storia disincantata e perplessa - quando non disperante e apocalittica. L'uomo è diventato per la natura più pericoloso di quanto un tempo la natura lo fosse per lui, mentre alle tante fratture sociali che ostacolano il cammino verso un'umanità unificata si è venuta ad aggiungere la contraddizione antagonistica tra il mondo di oggi e il mondo di domani. Muovendo da questa diagnosi, Hans Jonas cerca in questo lavoro di andare alle radici filosofiche del problema della responsabilità, che non concerne soltanto la sopravvivenza, ma l'unità della specie e la dignità della sua esistenza. Tra il <<principio speranza>> di Ernst Bloch e il <<principio disperazione>> di Günther Anders, il <<principio responsabilità>> dà voce a una via di mezzo, nel tentativo di coniugare in un modello unitario etica universalistica e realismo politico
The gnostic religion; the message of the alien God and the beginnings of Christianity by Hans Jonas( Book )
98 editions published between 1858 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,238 libraries worldwide
"' ... All investigations of detail over the last half century have proved divergent rather than convergent, and leave us with a portrait of Gnosticism in which the absence of a unifying character seems to be the salient feature' - Hans Jonas, Preface, 1958. No modern writer that I am aware of has brought life to Gnosticism as Jonas has. While in no way neglecting historical or theological issues, Jonas didn't get bogged down in them: he insisted on revealing the existential import of Gnosticism. Indeed, at the end of this book he explores the commonalities of ancient Gnosticism and Heidegger's existentialism. What does it mean to feel one is in a cosmos in which God is alien or absent? Jonas provides a broad sweep of the conditions at the time Gnosticism developed at the beginning of the Christian era. His writing is that of a scholar but not targetted only to scholars ... He writes: ' ... Gnosticism is actually a product of synceticsm [so] each of these theories can be supported from the sources and none of them is satisfactory alone; but neither is the combination of all of them [supportable] which would make Gnosticism out to mere a mere mosaic of these elements and so miss its autonomous essence.' Yet nearly fifty years later some scholars look for a single source for Gnosticism while many are unable to find a suitably bounded definition. Jonas would not cage Gnosticism. Instead he asserts 'The gnostic movement - such as we must call it - was a widespread phenomena in the critical centuries indicated, feeding like Christianity on the impulses of a widely prevalent human situation, and therefore erupting in many places, many forms, and many languages.' Jonas discusses many Gnostic texts and themes ..."
The phenomenon of life: toward a philosophical biology; [essays by Hans Jonas( Book )
66 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
One of the most prominent thinkers of his generation, Hans Jonas wrote on topics as diverse as the philosophy of biology, ethics and cosmology. This work sets forth a systematic philosophy of biological facts, laid out in support of his claim that mind is prefigured throughout organic existence
Philosophical essays: from ancient creed to technological man by Hans Jonas( Book )
20 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and French and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Mortality and morality : a search for the good after Auschwitz by Hans Jonas( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Hans Jonas, a pupil of Heidegger and a colleague of Hannah Arendt at the New School for Social Research, was one of the most prominent phenomenologists of his generation. This carefully chosen anthology of Jonas's shorter writings - on topics from Jewish philosophy to philosophy of religion to philosophy of biology and social philosophy - reveals their range without obscuring their central unifying thread: that as living, biological beings, we are also beings who die, and who must consider the implications for current and future ethical and social relations
Gnosis und spätantiker Geist by Hans Jonas( Book )
38 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Organism, medicine, and metaphysics : essays in honor of Hans Jonas on his 75th birthday, May 10, 1978 by Stuart F Spicker( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Technik, Medizin und Ethik : zur Praxis des Prinzips Verantwortung by Hans Jonas( Book )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Medizin / Ethik
Philosophische Untersuchungen und metaphysische Vermutungen by Hans Jonas( Book )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Augustin und das paulinische Freiheitsproblem; eine philosophische Studie zum pelagianischen Streit by Hans Jonas( Book )
27 editions published between 1930 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Gnosis : Festschr. für Hans Jonas ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Zwischen Nichts und Ewigkeit; drei Aufsätze zur Lehre vom Menschen by Hans Jonas( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Pour une éthique du futur by Hans Jonas( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"L'espèce humaine se trouve à un carrefour. Dotée d'une puissance en constante extension, il lui faut désormais opérer les choix ou assumer les hésitations qui lui éviteront le sort de l'apprenti sorcier. La futurologie apparaît alors non comme un charlatanisme de plus, mais comme l'indispensable évaluation des effets à longue portée, pour les générations à venir, des révolutions technologiques déferlantes d'où peuvent surgir le meilleur et le pire. Dresser les critères de cette évaluation, telle est la tâche du philosophe. Et s'il fait appel à l'éthique, ce ne sera jamais pour brimer ou pour briser la vie, mais au contraire pour l'aider à parer les plus graves dangers, afin de lui offrir un nouveau champ de développement
Macht oder Ohnmacht der Subjektivität? : das Leib-Seele-Problem im Vorfeld des Prinzips Verantwortung by Hans Jonas( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Ethik für die Zukunft : im Diskurs mit Hans Jonas ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Der Gottesbegriff nach Auschwitz : eine jüdische Stimme by Hans Jonas( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in German and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Gnosis und spätantiker Geist by Hans Jonas( Book )
18 editions published between 1934 and 1988 in German and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Wandel und Bestand; vom Grunde der Verstehbarkeit des Geschichtlichen by Hans Jonas( Book )
12 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Die mythologische Gnosis mit einer Einleitung zur Geschichte und Methodologie der Forschung by Hans Jonas( Book )
34 editions published between 1934 and 1988 in German and English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
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Wissenschaft als persönliches Erlebnis by Hans Jonas( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 104 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Giōnas, Chans 1903-1993
Han si Yue na si 1903-1993
Hansi-Yuenasi 1903-1993
Jonas, H.
Jonas, Hans
Yônas, Hans 1903-1993
Yonasŭ, Hansŭ 1903-1993
Yonusu, Hansu 1903-1993
Yuenas, Hansi 1903-1993
Йонас, Г 1903-1993
יונס, האנס 1903-1993
יונס, הנס 1903-1993
ヨーナス, ハンス
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