Between Auschwitz and Tradition

Between Auschwitz and Tradition

Author: James R. Watson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051835671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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Argues that the Holocaust has caused a mutation of the world. Our new world is Planet Auschwitz, an unworld with satellites separate and incommunicable. In this new world, the forces of nihilism are at work - e.g. terrorism, mass murder. Face-to-face with this destruction process, its administrators, and its survivors, we mutations must rewrite everything that has been projectively written about us in the old world. The tendency to repression keeps us from thinking, binding us to cynicism and nostalgia. The response to this new world condition must be to remember the Holocaust - repression leads to indifference and destruction.
Between Auschwitz and Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: James R. Watson
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Rodopi

Argues that the Holocaust has caused a mutation of the world. Our new world is Planet Auschwitz, an unworld with satellites separate and incommunicable. In this new world, the forces of nihilism are at work - e.g. terrorism, mass murder. Face-to-face with this destruction process, its administrators, and its survivors,
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