Organism, Medicine, and Metaphysics

Essays in Honor of Hans Jonas on his 75th Birthday, May 10, 1978

  • Stuart F. Spicker

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Prometheus Unbound? A New World in the Making

  3. Humanity, History, and Medicine

  4. Philosophy of Organism

  5. Science, Infirmity, and Metaphysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Richard Kennington
      Pages 201-223
    3. Richard M. Zaner
      Pages 265-282
    4. Jitendra Nath Mohanty
      Pages 283-300
  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Stuart F. Spicker
      Pages 317-324
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-330

About this book


This Festschrift is presented to Professor Hans Jonas on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, as affirmation of the contributors' respect and admiration. As a volume in the series 'Philosophy and Medicine' the contributions not only reflect certain interests and pursuits of the scholar to whom it is dedi­ cated, but also serve to bring to convergence the interests of the contributors in the history of humanity and medicine, the theory of organism, medicine in the service of the patient's autonomy, and the metaphysical, i.e., phenome­ nological foundations of medicine. Notwithstanding the nature of such personal gifts as the authors' contributions (which, with the exception of the late Hannah Arendt's, appear here for the first time), the essays also transcend the personal and serve to elaborate specific themes and theses disclosed in the numerous writings of Hans Jonas. The editor owes a personal debt of gratitude to many, including Hannah Arendt, who offered their assistance during the preparation of the volume.



Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart F. Spicker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9785-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9783-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
  • Buy this book on publisher's site