This day in Jewish history / Lest we destroy earth: The first green philosopher is born
Humans should 'take responsibility for the earth as if the future of human life depended on it', urged Hans Jonas, a great fan of Hannibal.
May 10, 1903, is the birthdate of the German-born philosopher Hans Jonas, who believed that the way a philosopher conducted his life was the best test of his doctrine. He also called on human beings to take responsibility for the earth as if the future of human life depended on it, thus becoming a father of the environmental movement.
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