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Religion Studies Colloquium
Start Date: 3/16/2018Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 3/16/2018End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Description:
From the Esoteric to the Environmental: A 20th-Century Religio-Philosophical Journey

Professor Christian Wiese, Goethe University, Frankfort

Hans Jonas was one of the best-known students of Martin Heidegger, and one who explicitly turned against his teacher in the context of Nazism and the global threats that emerged in the mid-20th century. Drawing in part on the recent publication of Heidegger’s “Black Diaries,” Prof. Wiese will trace the relationship of Jonas’s thought to Heidegger’s philosophy. He will give particular attention to Jonas’s experience as a Jew and the anti-nihilistic resources he drew from 
Judaism. Moreover, he will show that various threads of Jonas’s work – his philosophy of biology, theoretical ethical concept, bioethical approach, and concept of God – weave together in his rejection of Heidegger.

Professor Wiese holds the Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Religious Philosophy and is currently a research fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Location Information:
Muhlenberg College: Chew Street  (View Map)
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Muhlenberg College: Chew Street - Seegers Union

Muhlenberg College: Chew Street - Seegers Union
Room: SGU GQ Annex
Contact Information:
Name: Lorena Nash
Phone: 484-664-3435
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Other Details:
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Christian
Understanding, the Biology and Philosophy Departments, and the Jewish Studies and Sustainability Studies Programs

This event is free and open to the public.

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