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The failures of ethics : confronting the Holocaust, genocide, and other mass atrocities / John K. Roth.

Author/Creator:
Roth, John K Author
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (267 pages).
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Ethics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genocide -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945).
Language:
English
Summary:
Defined by deliberation about the difference between right and wrong, encouragement not to be indifferent toward that difference, resistance against what is wrong, and action in support of what is right, ethics is civilisation's keystone. This book concentrates on the multiple shortfalls and shortcomings of thought, decision, and action that tempt and incite us human beings to inflict incalculable harm.
Contents:
Prologue; Part I Protesting Failures: 1 The Failures of Ethics; 2 Rape as Torture and the Responsibility to Protect; 3 Philosophy and the “Logic” of Racism; 4 “You Shall Not Murder”; 5 God’s Failures Part II Resisting Failures; 6 The Holocaust’s Impact on Christian-Jewish Relations; 7 The Effects of Genocide; 8 What Has Been Learned?; 9 The Politics of Testimony; 10 Death and Meaning; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 30, 2015).
Other format:
Print version: Roth, John K. The failures of ethics.
ISBN:
0-19-179266-7
9780191792663 (electronic book)