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Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust : A Study in the Ethics of Character - David H. Jones

Moral Responsibility in the Holocaust

A Study in the Ethics of Character

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This book goes beyond historical and psychological explanations of the Holocaust to directly address the moral responsibility of individuals involved in it. While defending the view that individuals caught up in large-scale historical events like the Holocaust are still responsible for their choices, he provides the philosophical tools needed to assess the responsibility, both negative and positive, of perpetrators, accomplices, bystanders, victims, helpers and rescuers. This book will be an important addition to courses on the Holocaust in social and political philosophy, history, religion, and applied ethics. Visit our website for sample chapters!

This book . . . must receive serious consideration by all those who wish to gain an understanding of the Nazi Holocaust and who seek to prevent it and similar occurences. . . . It is written in easily accessible and, indeed, elegant language and yet is thorough in dealing with relevant philosophical works.--Erich H. Loewy, University of California, Davis; Bioethics Program "H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online "

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Ethics of Responsibility
Moral Responsibilityp. 15
Moral Character: Virtues and Vicesp. 33
Excusesp. 63
Self-Deceptionp. 79
Application of the Ethics of Responsibility to Problems Raised by the Holocaust
Political Culture, Socialization, and Responsibilityp. 99
The Principal Perpetrator: Adolf Hitlerp. 121
Perpetrators: The Men in Police Battalionsp. 145
Victimsp. 171
Helpers, Rescuers, and Bystandersp. 199
Conclusionp. 229
Indexp. 245
About the Authorp. 257
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ISBN: 9780847692675
ISBN-10: 0847692671
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 14.88  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.36