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Philosophical witnessing [electronic resource] : the Holocaust as presence / Berel Lang.

By: Lang, Berel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series (Unnumbered): Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Hanover [N.H.] : Brandeis University Press ; University Press of New England, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xv, 234 p.).ISBN: 9781584658269 (electronic bk.); 1584658266 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence | Good and evil | Jewish philosophy | Kollektives Ged�achtnis | Repr�asentation <Philosophie> | Ethik | Politische Theorie | Judenvernichtung | Geschichtsphilosophie | Electronic books | HISTORY / HolocaustGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophical witnessing.DDC classification: 940.53/1801 Other classification: 8 | 8,1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Philosophical witnessing: "-- and only I have survived to tell you" -- Truth at risk and the Holocaust's response -- Evil and understanding: a Holocaust dilemma -- Jaspers' Die Schuldfrage: a presence early and late -- Holocaust-representation in the genre of silence -- Representation and misrepresentation: on or about the Holocaust -- Applied ethics, post-Holocaust -- The Jewish declaration of war against the Nazis -- From the Holocaust to group rights: minorities in a majority world -- Metaphysical racism (or: biological warfare by other means) -- Hyphenated-Jews and the anxiety of identity -- Reconciliation: not revenge, not forgiveness, perhaps not even justice -- Afterword: wound and scar.
Summary: Fascinating philosophical inquiry into post-Holocaust representations of the event in political theory, ethics, and aesthetics, and an assessment of the limitations and promise of philosophical 'witnessing' in relation to those issues
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-229) and index.

Philosophical witnessing: "-- and only I have survived to tell you" -- Truth at risk and the Holocaust's response -- Evil and understanding: a Holocaust dilemma -- Jaspers' Die Schuldfrage: a presence early and late -- Holocaust-representation in the genre of silence -- Representation and misrepresentation: on or about the Holocaust -- Applied ethics, post-Holocaust -- The Jewish declaration of war against the Nazis -- From the Holocaust to group rights: minorities in a majority world -- Metaphysical racism (or: biological warfare by other means) -- Hyphenated-Jews and the anxiety of identity -- Reconciliation: not revenge, not forgiveness, perhaps not even justice -- Afterword: wound and scar.

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Fascinating philosophical inquiry into post-Holocaust representations of the event in political theory, ethics, and aesthetics, and an assessment of the limitations and promise of philosophical 'witnessing' in relation to those issues

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