Echoes From The Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time

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Alan Rosenberg, Gerald Eugene Myers
Temple University Press, 1990 M02 27 - 470 pages
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The murder of six million Jewish men, women, and children during World War II was an act of such barbarity as to constitute one of the central events of our time; yet a list of the major concerns of professional philosophers since 1945 would exclude the Holocaust. This collection of twenty-three essays, most of which were written expressly for this volume, is the first book to focus comprehensively on the profound issues and philosophical significance of the Holocaust.

The essays, written for general as well as professional readers, convey an extraordinary range of factual information and philosophical reflection in seeking to identify the haunting meanings of the Holocaust. Among the questions addressed are: How should philosophy approach the Holocaust? What part did the philosophical climate play in allowing Hitlerism its temporary triumph? What is the philosophical climate today and what are its probable cultural effects? Can philosophy help our culture to become a bulwark against future agents of evil? The multiple dimensions of the Holocaust—historical, sociological, psychological, religious, moral, and literary—are collected here for concentrated philosophical interpretations.

 

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The Nazis tried to exterminate a community famed for rational reflection. Here 23 authors reflect on that event, with an outcome that is chilling but also stirring for those who think that the ... Read full review

Contents

ASSAULT ON MORALITY
51
ECHOES FROM THE DEATH CAMPS
199
CHALLENGES TO THE UNDERSTANDING
363
The Contributors
443
Index
447
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Alan Rosenberg is a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Queens College of the City University of New York.

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