Echoes from the Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time

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Juni 1988



A collection of twenty-three essays, this book focuses on the profound issues and philosophical significance of the Holocaust. The essays, written for general as well as professional readers, convey a range of factual information and philosophical reflection in seeking to identify the haunting meanings of the Holocaust.


"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 greatest of human achievements is the ability to stay rational. Everyone who cares about humanity should read some of these essays." --Library Journal "This is a profound and eloquent collection. The essays, both individually and cumulatively, provide impressive, penetrating insights that are of very great help in the continuing and mandatory task of coming to intellectual and emotional grips with the unspeakable tragedy of the Holocaust." --Alan Gewirtb, University of Chicago "A wonderfully informative and also a very moving book, which helps one to understand much better than before the appalling events whose causes it probes. Anyone interested in human beings should read it. For moral philosophers it is a 'must.'" --Philippa Foot, UCLA "This is a book to jolt our consciences and stir our minds. This volume provides us with a unique opportunity to share the carefully reasoned insights and thought-provoking reflections of scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, but with professional philosophers for once strongly represented." --Joel Colton, Duke University
EAN: 9780877225393
ISBN: 0877225397
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1988
Seitenanzahl: 453 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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