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Author Segev, Alon., author

Title Thinking and killing : philosophical discourse in the shadow of the Third Reich / Alon Segev
Published Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter, [2013]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Foreword -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter One. Martin Heidegger on Humanism -- Chapter Two. Carl Schmitt on God, Law, and the Führer -- Chapter Three. Ernst Jünger on War for the sake of War -- Chapter Four. Karl Löwith on Sense of Humor and Departure from the German Masters -- Chapter Five. Hannah Arendt on Banality -- Chapter Six. Hans-Georg Gadamer on the Phenomenological Disinfection of Language -- Chapter Seven. Jean Améry on Phenomenology in the Death Camp -- Chapter Eight. Jan Assmann on Moses and Violence -- References -- Index of names -- Index of subjects
Summary This book explores the phenomenon of the Third Reich from a philosophical perspective. It concentrates on the ways in which the subjects and experiences of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism are conceived by eight German thinkers from the Continental tradition. These eight intellectuals include Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Carl Schmitt, Ernst Jünger, Jean Améry, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Jan Assmann. Based on careful philosophical examinations of both known and unknown texts of these eight thinkers (including an English translation of two forgotten texts by Schmitt and Jünger), this study exposes and then explores the tension between ideology and philosophy, between submission to authority and genuine critical thinking, all of which constitute the essence of the Continental philosophical tradition
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Subject Philosophy, German -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Mass murder.
National socialism and philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781306091527 (electronic bk.)
1306091527 (electronic bk.)
9781614511014 (electronic bk.)
1614511012 (electronic bk.)