The Phenomenon of Life

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 behaviour.
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 150.88 x 227.08 x 18.03mm | 453.59g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0810117495
  • 9780810117495
  • 212,209

About Hans Jonas

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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