The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology

The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology


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A classic of phenomenology and existentialism, The Phenomenon of Life sets forth a systematic and comprehensive philosophy—an existential interpretation of biological facts laid out in support of his claim that the mind is prefigured throughout organic existence. Hans Jonas shows how life-forms present themselves on an ascending scale of perception and freedom of action, a scale reaching its apex in a human being's capacity for thought and morally responsible behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810117495
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Series: SPEP Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 303
Sales rank: 1,180,817
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Department of Philosophy Connecticut College 270 Mohegan Ave. New London, CT 06320 —— Eleonore Jonas 9 Meadow Lane New Rochelle, Ny 10805

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