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Suffering Witness: The Quandary of Responsibility after the Irreparable

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Overview

Conceptualizes the question of witness and responsibility, following the Holocaust, using continental philosophy, theology, and literary theory.
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“In this new and sensitive synthesis of scrupulous thinking about the Holocaust (beginning with scruples about the term Holocaust itself), James Hatley approaches all the major questions surrounding our overwhelming inadequacy in the aftermath of the irreparable. If there is anything unique (in a non-trivial sense) about the Holocaust, surely it is the imperious moral urgency that compels those who contemplate it to revise their view of what it means to be human, and to bear witness to such an event.Hatley’s accomplishment, the fruit of his many years of research and instruction on the Holocaust, will prove a valuable aid to all who would, in whatever capacity, begin or carry on with the task of witness and response.” — Michael B. Smith, translator of Alterity and Transcendence
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Drawing on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, the prose of Primo Levi and Tadeusz Borowski, and the poetry of Paul Celan, Hatley (philosophy, Salisbury State U.) argues that anyone living in the aftermath of the Shoah has a pressing responsibility to witness about it. Though such witnessing of irreparable loss leaves people in an irresoluble quandary, he says, its attentiveness resists the destructive legacy of annihilation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

James Hatley is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Salisbury State University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction

1. The Imperative to Witness the Haftling

2. The Scene of Annihilation: Testimony's Ethical Resistance

3. The Transcendence of the Face

4. Testimony and History: The Crisis of Address

5. Witnessing Trauma: Suffering the Perpetrator's Address

6. Blaspheming G-d: Facing the Persecuted

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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