Creation
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Central concept in the thinking of the philosopher Hans Jonas (1903-1993). Inspired by his study of ancient Gnosticism, Jonas sought to substantiate the intrinsic value of life through a "philosophy of the organism." In his chief work Das Prinzip Verantwortung (1979, "The Imperative of Responsibility," 1984)…

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Wiese, Christian, “Creation”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0784>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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