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U.S. Educator Honored at Frankfurt Book Fair

October 12, 1987|From Reuters

FRANKFURT, West Germany — Hans Jonas, the German-born American educator and philosopher, Sunday was awarded the West German book trade association's annual peace prize at the Frankfurt International Book Fair.

Guenther Christiansen, a senior association representative, praised the 84-year-old Jonas' "warnings about unbridled faith in the idea of modernity and his appeals for humanitarian responsibility" of all mankind.

Jonas, who came to the United States in 1955, has taught at universities in North America and Israel and has written various works on philosophy and religion.

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