The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age

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University of Chicago Press, 15 oct. 1985 - 255 pages
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Hans Jonas here rethinks the foundations of ethics in light of the awesome transformations wrought by modern technology: the threat of nuclear war, ecological ravage, genetic engineering, and the like. Though informed by a deep reverence for human life, Jonas's ethics is grounded not in religion but in metaphysics, in a secular doctrine that makes explicit man's duties toward himself, his posterity, and the environment. Jonas offers an assessment of practical goals under present circumstances, ending with a critique of modern utopianism.
 

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On Principles and Method
25
Concerning Ends and Their Status in Reality
51
A Theory
79
Endangered Future and the Idea
136
A Critique of Utopia and the Ethic of Responsibility
178
Impotence or Power of Subjectivity
205
Notes
233
Index
247
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Hans Jonas was the Alvin Johnson Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the New School for Social Research. Among his many books are The Phenomenon of Life and Philosophical Essays, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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