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Ausgabe:

Mai/2009

Spalte:

589–591

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Müller, Wolfgang Erich

Titel/Untertitel:

Hans Jonas. Philosoph der Verantwortung.

Verlag:

Darmstadt: Primus 2008. 256 S. 8°. Geb. EUR 29,90. ISBN 978-3-89678-632-6.

Rezensent:

Rainer Kattel

Environment has become one of the most discussed topics of our times. While Hans Jonas was certainly not the first philosopher to seriously take up the issue of environment, his studies on the topic have to be seen as path-breaking. His ethics of responsibility, which seeks to develop general ethics from the way organisms relate to the world, is indeed to this day perhaps the most ambitious attempt to include the natural world into ethical deliberations. Thus, it comes with perfect timing that Wolfgang Erich Müller has written the best scholarly treatment of Hans Jonas so far published in any language. Most previous scholarly treatments of Jonas suffer from two rather simple problems: First, Jonas is often attested a prophetic or, in more modern terms, iconic status because of being a ...


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