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    DescriptionThis book draws together work by leading moral philosophers to present a wide range of perspectives on the Holocaust. Contributors focus on particular themes of central importance, including: moral responsibility for genocide; the moral uniqueness of the Holocaust; responding to extreme evil; the role of ideology; the moral psychology of perpetrators and victims of genocide; forgiveness and the Holocaust; and the impact of the "Final Solution" on subsequent culture. Topics are treated with the precision and rigour characteristic of analytic philosophy. Scholars, teachers and students with an interest in moral theory, applied ethics, genocide and Holocaust studies should find this book of particular value, as will all those seeking greater insight into ethical issues surrounding Nazism, race-hatred and intolerance.


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    Title
    Moral Philosophy and the Holocaust
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Eve Garrard, Edited by Geoffrey Scarre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754614166
    ISBN 10: 0754614166
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
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    DC21: 170
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
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    LC classification: D804.3.M65, D804.3 .M655 2003
    Illustrations note
    notes, index
    Publisher
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    01 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Aldershot
    Table of contents
    Philosophy's contribution to Holocaust studies, Berel Lang; ideology, moral complicity and the Holocaust, David E. Cooper; in a class of its own?, Norman Geras; knowledge, history and the Holocaust, Tom Rockmore; persons of lesser value - moral argument and the "Final Solution", Hillel Steiner; perpetrator motivation - some reflections on the Browning/Goldhagen debate, Nick Zangwill; moral responsibility and the Holocaust, Geoffrey Scarre; four types of mass murderer - Stalin, Hitler, Churchill, Truman, Douglas P. Lackey; is limited altruism morally wrong?, Michael Freeman; harming some to save others from the Nazis, Frances M. Kamm; tragic decisions - removing Jewish children from their Christian guardians in post-war Europe, Daniel Statman; forgiving the unforgivable?, Laurence Thomas; forgiveness and the Holocaust, Eve Garrard; the Holocaust and the possibility of art, Oliver Leaman; the Holocaust in American Life as a moral text, Lawrence Blum.