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The contract of mutual indifference : political philosophy after the Holocaust

Author: Norman Geras
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Geras focuses on the figure of the bystander - to the destruction of the Jews of Europe, as well as to more recent atrocities - to consider the moral consequences of looking on without active response at persecution and great suffering.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geras, Norman, 1943-
Contract of mutual indifference.
London ; New York : Verso, 1998
(OCoLC)605384694
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Geras
ISBN: 1859848680 9781859848685
OCLC Number: 39175490
Description: x, 181 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword --
The Contract of Mutual Indifference --
'Consider that this has been' --
A Different Kind of Contract --
The Duty to Bring Aid --
An Open Structure of Value --
Socialist Hope in the Shadow of Catastrophe --
Progress Without Foundations? --
Marxists before the Holocaust.
Responsibility: Norman Geras.

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