Dictionary of Arguments

Screenshot Tabelle Begriffe

 
Author Item Summary Meta data
Brocker I 608
Duties/Generational Justice/Responsibility/Jonas: Why should the living today be responsible for the future of humanity? According to Jonas, there is no duty towards individual future generations to guarantee their existence: the sought-after and "necessary" new ethic of the future is outside the individual legal obligation field, because there can be no reciprocity with individual future generations, since they do not yet exist (1).
Solution/Jonas: there is a commitment to humanity as a whole, a duty to preserve humanity. This should be thought in the form of a categorical imperative, as "an unconditional duty of humanity to exist" (2). See Ethics/Jonas.
Brocker I 615
Intuitionism/Jonas/Brocker: Jonas argues intuitively: the infant serves him as an example of the "self affirmation of being" (3). The sight of a helpless infant is sufficient to convey directly the realization of a duty to care for it. For Jonas, this is an "ontic paradigm": the coincidence of existence and value. (4) See Being/Jonas, Ethics/Jonas, Existence/Jonas.
Brocker I 616
WernerVsJonas: the example of the infant is not culturally invariant. (5) Example: In Sparta, an infant did not trigger a general sense of responsibility.
Problem/BrockerVsJonas: Future generations, not yet born, just cannot appeal to our commitment in the same way as the infant in Jonas' example.
VsJonas: Ultimately, according to Jonas, even a person who remains childless violates universal duties, since he/she does not guarantee the preservation of humanity.
VsJonas: where would the limit be drawn if one wanted to determine the value of a good to be preserved? In insects? With bacteria? In cancer cells?


1. Hans Jonas, Das Prinzip Verantwortung. Versuch einer Ethik für die technologische Zivilisation, Frankfurt/M. 1979, p. 84
2. Ibid. p. 80
3. Ibid. p. 234-242.
4. Ibid. p. 235.
5. Micha H. Werner, „Dimensionen der Verantwortung. Ein Werkstattbericht zur Zukunftsethik von Hans Jonas“. In: Dietrich Böhler (Hg.) ethik für die Zukunft. Im Diskurs mit Hans Jonas, München, 1994, p. 303-338.


Manfred Brocker, „Hans Jonas, Das Prinzip Verantwortung“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018


_____________
Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Jonas I
Hans Jonas
Das Prinzip Verantwortung. Versuch einer Ethik für die technologische Zivilisation Frankfurt 1979

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


Send Link
> Counter arguments against Jonas

Authors A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  


Concepts A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  



Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2019-05-20
Legal Notice   Contact   Data protection declaration