The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments by J. GeddesThe Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments by J. Geddes

The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments

byJ. GeddesEditorJ. Roth, Jules Simon

Hardcover | May 19, 2009

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The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust advances the idea that the Holocaust undermined confidence in basic beliefs about human rights and shows 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.
JENNIFER L. GEDDES is Research Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, USA.JOHN K. ROTH is Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, USA.JULES SIMON is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at t...
Title:The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the FragmentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:183 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:May 19, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230614922

ISBN - 13:9780230614925

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Table of Contents

PART I: 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

Editorial Reviews

“This is an important book…It includes penetrating reviews of the thought systems that failed and important reports on new ethical resources...This book deserves to be read by anyone wrestling with ethics, religious meaning, the nature of humanity, and the need to prevent a recurrence of genocide.”--Rabbi Irving Greenberg, founding President, Jewish Life Network and past Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Council “A worthy contribution to contemporary philosophy; it offers more questions than answers as it probes some of the finest thinkers of our age.”--Michael Berenbaum, Director, Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, American Jewish University “This is a book that needs to be read and re-read by ‘the powers that be’ –and the rest of us as well. I highly recommend it.”--Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey “For the authors of this fine collection, to speak of ethics after the Holocaust is to choke on one’s words yet to continue speaking.  It is a double bind: what you must do but cannot, what you cannot do but must. This is ethics today: without the cozy comforts of a moral higher ground. And this is a book to read today: for all who ask what happened to ethics in our contemporary world.”--Peter Ochs, Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia