Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence

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dc.contributor.author Lang, Berel
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-11T16:41:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-11T16:41:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-58465-741-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/26152
dc.description.abstract In 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 genocide and “group rights.” Lang’s study, which emphasizes the moral choices that now 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 not directly associated with that event.
dc.format.extent 260 pp. 6 x 9"
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University Press
dc.rights Copyright by Berel Lang 2009
dc.subject Philosophy
dc.subject Jewish Studies
dc.title Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence
dc.type Book
dc.identifier.doi 10.26812/9781584657415


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