Book details: THE DOUBLE BINDS OF ETHICS AFTER THE HOLOCAUST: SALVAGING THE FRAGMENTS
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Geddes, Jennifer L. ; John K Roth; Jules Simon
THE DOUBLE BINDS OF ETHICS AFTER THE HOLOCAUST: SALVAGING THE FRAGMENTS
Imprint: New York; Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Hardback. 8vo. XIII, 183 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust sheds new light on the ethical repercussions of the Nazi genocide against the Jews. Contributors focus on two key dilemmas: first, that the Holocaust did immense harm to ethics by undermining confidence in beliefs about the fundamental status of ethical values, including human rights. Second, the Holocaust and subsequent genocides have destroyed confidence that human beings will fulfill their moral obligations better ‘next time. ’ Responding to these double binds, the contributors to this book explore what can be done in ethical theory and practice to respond effectively to the impact of the Holocaust and genocide. Its chapters not only assess the weakness of ethics in standing firmly and effectively against human-made destruction but also indicate steps of salvage and retrieval that need to be taken if ethics is to be a significant presence in a world still besieged by genocide and atrocity. “ (Publishers description) Contents: Part 1: Engaging the Double Binds: 'Double Binds: Ethics after Auschwitz'; J. K. Roth; 'Morality after Auschwitz? : Haas, Nietzsche, and the Possibilities for Revaluation'; B. Benedix; 'Cutting the Roots of the Holocaust: Resisting the Enlightenment's Universalizing Impulse'; H. Kassim; 'The Tikkun of Philosophy and the Idea of Humanity'; E. Galbraith; Part II: Surveying the Fragments: 'Survival of the Closest: Gender and Agency in Holocaust Resistance'; T. K. Parker& M. Goldenberg; 'The Role of Moral Examples in Teaching Ethics after the Holocaust: Reconsidering the Rescue of the Danish Jews'; H. Trautner-Kromann; 'Dignity and Despair: The Double Bind of Jean Améry's Odyssey'; M. Stern; Part III: Salvaging the Ethical: 'Banal Evil and Useless Knowledge: Hannah Arendt and Charlotte Delbo on Evil after the Holocaust'; J. L. Geddes; 'Making Ethical Sense of Useless Suffering with Levinas'; J. Simon; 'Reconstituting Political Philosophy After the Holocaust: Towards the Prevention of Genocide'; M. Gerber. Subjects: Ethics, Modern -- 21st century. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects. Judenvernichtung. Great condition. (HOLO2-103-40), HOLO9A, BIBLIOG4. (JA)
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