The Phenomenon of Life

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1749-5
Publication Date
February 2001
Page Count
304 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

The Phenomenon of Life

Toward a Philosophical Biology
Hans Jonas

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.

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