Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Contract of Mutual Indifference: Political Philosophy After the Holocaust (Hardback)
  • The Contract of Mutual Indifference: Political Philosophy After the Holocaust (Hardback)
zoom

The Contract of Mutual Indifference: Political Philosophy After the Holocaust (Hardback)

(author)
£15.00
Hardback Published: 23/04/1998
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Discussing a central aspect of the experience of the Holocaust with a view to exploring its contemporary implications, this volume focuses on the figure of the bystander - the bystander to the destruction of the Jews of Europe and the bystander to more recent atrocities. Its goal is to consider the moral consequences of looking on without active response at persecution and suffering. Norman Geras argues that the tragedy of European Jewry has not yet found its reflection within political philosophy. He adapts an old idea from within that tradition of enquiry, the idea of the social contract, to the task of thinking about the triangular relation between perpetrators, victims and bystanders, and draws a sombre conclusion from it. Geras goes on to ask how far this conclusion may be offset by the hypothesis of a universal duty to bring aid.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781859848685
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 216 x 139 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Prince
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
The Portable Hannah Arendt
Added to basket
On Liberty
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
Edmund Burke
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Captive Mind
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Utopia
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Common Sense
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Politics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Politics Book
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.