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By Ingrid L Anderson

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

Emmanuel Levinas, Elie Wiesel and Richard Rubenstein reply to this challenge through insisting that ethics has to be Western thought's first problem. not like earlier thinkers, they find humanity's resource of common moral legal responsibility within the temporal global of expertise, the place human discomfort, 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 boost a modern ethics that may function without or with God. Ethics and anguish because the Holocaust explores chosen works of Levinas, Wiesel, and Rubenstein for useful purposes in their ethics, examining the function of ache and analyzing the use every one philosopher makes of Jewish assets and the benefits and downsides of this use. ultimately, it indicates how the paintings of Jewish thinkers residing within the wake of the Holocaust may be of special 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 ebook is of key curiosity to scholars and students of Jewish reports, in addition to Jewish ethics and philosophy.

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