• Born date: 1903-05-10
  • Born in: German Empire
  • Death date: 1993-02-05
  • Death in: United states
Hans Jonas

Hans Jonas (May 10, 1903 – February 5, 1993) was a German-born philosopher who was, from 1955 to 1976, Alvin Johnson Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City.Jonas's writings were very influential in different spheres. For example, The Gnostic Religion, based on his early research on the Gnosis, but first published in 1958, was for many years the standard work in English on the subject of Gnosticism.