Ethics During And After The Holocaust

Ethics During And After The Holocaust

by John K. Roth
     
 

This book shows not only how the Holocaust did immense harm to ethics but also why nothing is more important than sound ethical responsibility after Auschwitz, for human rights remain as fundamental as they are fragile, as precious as they are endangered.
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This book shows not only how the Holocaust did immense harm to ethics but also why nothing is more important than sound ethical responsibility after Auschwitz, for human rights remain as fundamental as they are fragile, as precious as they are endangered.

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"This is the mature work of a distinguished scholar who asks all the difficult questions and refuses to accept the simple answers...Roth's grasp is wide; his understanding profound, his insights glisten, and even the most complex of ideas are expressed with clarity, sensibility and wisdom."--Michael Berenbaum, Sigi Ziering Institute and The University of Judaism
"Appearing at a time of widespread ethical numbness, even cynicism, this book is a clarion call for reinvigorated commitment to memory, humility, decency, responsibility, and practical action. Roth's gracefully written and reasoned work could not be more absorbing and timely. His plea for 'the tuning of human loyalties toward...the common good' could not be more praiseworthy."--Peter Hayes, Northwestern University
"No questions are more important or urgent than those concerned with what happened to ethics during the Holocaust, or what should ethics be and what can it do after the Holocaust? What Roth wants to do - and accomplishes so eloquently - is to avoid abstraction and to explore instead the practical meanings and applications of ethical analysis after Auschwitz and 'in the shadow of Birkenau'...a lucid, thoughtful, insightful and sensitive exploration."--Carol Rittner, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and
Genocide Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403933775
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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