By Ingrid L Anderson

ISBN-10: 1138125296

ISBN-13: 9781138125292

For many, the Holocaust made puzzling over ethics in conventional methods very unlikely. It referred to as into query the predominance of speculative ontology in Western notion, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to common ethics have been either a reason and an influence of eu civilization's cave in within the 20th century.

Emmanuel Levinas, Elie Wiesel and Richard Rubenstein reply to this challenge by means of insisting that ethics needs to be Western thought's first challenge. not like prior thinkers, they find humanity's resource of common moral legal responsibility within the temporal global of expertise, the place human ache, instead of metaphysics, presents 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 enhance a latest ethics that can function without or with God. Ethics and pain because the Holocaust explores chosen works of Levinas, Wiesel, and Rubenstein for sensible purposes in their ethics, interpreting the position of discomfort and interpreting the use each one philosopher makes of Jewish assets and the benefits and downsides of this use. ultimately, it indicates how the paintings of Jewish thinkers dwelling within the wake of the Holocaust should be of specified price to these drawn 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 ebook is of key curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish experiences, in addition to Jewish ethics and philosophy.

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