Hans Joas

The Origin of Value

(German title: Die Entstehung der Werte)
ca. 321 pages
Hans Joas
Foto: Hans Joas
© Heike Steinweg

Hans Joas is a sociologist and social philosopher.
He is an associative member of the Max Weber Kolleg, a Permanent Fellow of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), School of History, and Professor for Sociology and member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.


Prix Paul Ricœur 2017

Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis 2010

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Serbia (Belgrade Circle)


This book examines the types of actions and contexts of experience in which the subjective feeling of something’s value has its origin.

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Die Macht des Heiligen/The Power of the Sacred (2017)

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France (Seuil), Netherlands (Lemniscaat)

Die Sakralität der Person/The Sacredness of the Person (2011)

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Spanish rights Latin America (UNSAM Edita), Chinese simplex rights (SPPH), Brazilian Portuguese rights (UNESP), France (Labor et Fides), Italy (Franco Angeli), Croatia (Breza)