Vision, Image and Symbol

Fabio Fossa
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna
During the Fifties and the Early Sixties Hans Jonas developed a theory of man based on a series of concepts as separation of form from matter, image and symbol. By reflecting on these themes, Jonas seems to refer to the aesthetic abilities man embodies as the essence of human life. In this article I try to analyse Jonas’ thoughts on man and to determine to what extent it is possible to consider his theory as an aesthetic anthropology. Eventually, I discuss what Aesthetics may win by directing its attention to this author
Keywords Symbol  aesthetic anthropology  Hans Jonas  Vision
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DOI 10.13128/Aisthesis-17578
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The Phenomenon of life. Toward a philosophical biology.Hans Jonas & Lawrence Vogel - 1966 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 191 (3):387-388.

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