By Ingrid L Anderson
For many, the Holocaust made brooding about ethics in conventional methods most unlikely. It known as into query the predominance of speculative ontology in Western concept, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to common ethics have been either a reason and an impact of eu civilization's cave in within the 20th century.
Emmanuel Levinas, Elie Wiesel and Richard Rubenstein reply to this challenge via insisting that ethics needs to be Western thought's first obstacle. in contrast to prior thinkers, they find humanity's resource of common moral legal responsibility within the temporal international of expertise, the place human affliction, instead of metaphysics, offers the floor for moral engagement. All 3 thinkers contend that Judaism’s key lesson is that our fellow human is our accountability, and use Judaism to improve a modern ethics which could function without or with God. Ethics and ache because the Holocaust explores chosen works of Levinas, Wiesel, and Rubenstein for useful purposes in their ethics, reading the position of affliction and analyzing the use each one philosopher makes of Jewish resources and the benefits and drawbacks of this use. eventually, it indicates how the paintings of Jewish thinkers residing within the wake of the Holocaust will be of detailed worth to these attracted to the matter of ethics within the 20th and twenty-first centuries.
Presenting a radical research of the paintings of Levinas, Wiesel and Rubinstein, this e-book is of key curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish experiences, in addition to Jewish ethics and philosophy.
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Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaust: Making Ethics "First Philosophy" in Levinas, Wiesel and Rubenstein (Routledge Jewish Studies Series) by Ingrid L Anderson