Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Preliminary Materials

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This front matter section of this book titled The Legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the phenomenon of life contains acknowledgments, a note on contributors and Preface understanding Jonas: an interdisciplinary project Hava Tirosh-Samuelson. In Jonas?s view, the fact that the ancient Greeks believed that nature and humankind inhabited a common world represented a valuable hedge against the temptations of human arrogance: to defile nature was, as it was, to defile a fraternal other. The Greeks practiced a nature religion which expressed their conviction that the natural world was ultimately of divine provenance. Taking the Greek, holistic view of nature as his point of departure, in The Phenomenon of Life Jonas sought to bridge the fateful Cartesian- scientific opposition between organic nature and mod.

Keywords: ancient Greeks; Hans Jonas; Judaism



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Legacy of Hans Jonas — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation