Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2001 - 354 páginas
More than half a century after Nazi Germany's genocidal assault on the Jewish people, the Holocaust grips our attention as never before, raising hotly-debated questions: how is the Holocaust best remembered? What are its lessons? Who gets to answer those questions? Who owns the Holocaust? These questions provoke disagreements that can be cutthroat or constructive. Taking its point of departure from the controversy that swirled around the author's aborted appointment as director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Holocaust Politics shows how contemporary attitudes and priorities compete to determine that all-important difference.
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The institutionalizing process always involves a specific context that reflects the
interests , concerns , and perspectives of ... More specifically , it involves
interpretations and forms of institutionalizing that reflect and support interests ,
Fackenheim , Lang , Nozick , and some other philosophers have reflected deeply
about the Holocaust , but I remain ... versions of what Fackenheim recommended
when he urged philosophers to reflect on the Holocaust historians ' work .
So it is likely that only a few philosophers — probably some of those who have
grown impatient with the abstraction and distance from history that most
contemporary philosophy reflects — will immerse themselves in this field of study
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