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- DescriptionIn this volume, eminent scholar Berel Lang brings the perspective of philosophical analysis to bear on issues related to the Holocaust. Setting out from a conception of philosophical witnessing that expands and illuminates the standard view of the witness, he confronts the question of what philosophy can add to the views of the Holocaust provided in other disciplines. Drawing on the philosophical areas of political theory, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of history, he draws attention especially to the post-Holocaust emphasis on the concepts of gecide and group rights. Lang's study, which emphasizes the moral choices that w face post-Holocaust thought, inspires the reader to think of the Holocaust in new ways, showing how its continued presence in contemporary consciousness affects areas of thought and practice t directly associated with that event.
- Author BiographyBEREL LANG'S previous books include Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide and Holocaust-Representation: Art within the Limits of History and Ethics. Since 2005, he has been Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Letters at Wesleyan University.
- Author(s)Berel Lang
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication15/05/2009
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBrandeis University Press
- Weight544 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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