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Global Ethics and Moral Responsibility

Global Ethics and Moral Responsibility

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About the Book

The philosophy of Hans Jonas was widely influential in the late twentieth century, warning of the potential dangers of technological progress and its negative effect on humanity and nature. Jonas advocated greater moral responsibility and taking this as a starting point, this volume explores current ethical issues within the context of his philosophy. It considers the vital intersection between law and global ethics, covering issues related to technology and ethics, medical ethics, religion and environmental ethics. Examining different aspects of Hans Jonas' philosophy and applying it to contemporary issues, leading international scholars and experts on his work suggest original and promising solutions to topical problems. This collection of articles revives interest in Hans Jonas' ethical reasoning and his notion of responsibility. The book covers a wide range of areas and is useful to those interested in philosophy and theory of law, human rights, ethics, bioethics, environmental law, philosophy and theology as well as political theory and philosophy.
About the Author:

John-Stewart Gordon is W1 Professor of Anthropology and Ethics in Rehabilitation Sciences and Co-Director of the Hans Jonas Research Centre at Cologne University. Furthermore, he holds a permanent Visiting Professorship in Philosophy at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. He is a member of the Board of 'Bioethics' as well as area editor and board member of the Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. He has published several books and numerous articles on the subject of practical philosophy.

Professor Holger Burckhart is President of the University of Siegen. He is Chairman of the accreditation agency (AQAS) for accrediting courses for study at German universities. He is a board member of the Hans Jonas Research Centre, Berlin, and Director of the Hans Jonas Institute, University of Cologne. He is a Fellow of the IZA - Institute for the Study of Labour. His research in practical philosophy focuses on the general philosophy of science, transcendental philosophy, philosophy of language, and philosophy of educational theory concerning special education issues. He is co-editor of 'Kritische Hans Jonas Werkausgabe' (critical Hans Jonas edition).

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781409452300
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Sub Title: Hans Jonas and His Critics
  • Width: 156 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1409452301
  • Publisher Date: 20 Mar 2014
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 238
  • Spine Width: 14 mm
  • Weight: 516 gr

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