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Facing the extreme : moral life in the concentration camps

Author: Tzvetan Todorov
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An examination of the human capacity for moral life; reconstructs a vivid portrait of those who ran the camps and those who suffered their outrages. Also offers an elequent plea for the recognition of everyday virtues as a basis for contemporary morality.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tzvetan Todorov
ISBN: 0805042636 9780805042634
OCLC Number: 32969357
Notes: Originally published in 1991 as Face a l'extreme by Editions du Seuil.
Description: 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Trip to Warsaw --
A Place for Moral Life? --
Heroism and Saintliness --
Dignity --
Caring --
The Life of the Mind --
Ordinary People --
Fragmentation --
Depersonalization --
The Enjoyment of Power --
Nonviolence and Resignation --
Forms of Combat --
The Perils of Judgment --
Telling, Judging, Understanding --
Notes on Morality.
Other Titles: Face à l'extrême.
Responsibility: Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Arthur Denner and Abigail Pollak.

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An examination of the human capacity for moral life; reconstructs a vivid portrait of those who ran the camps and those who suffered their outrages. Also offers an elequent plea for the recognition of everyday virtues as a basis for contemporary morality.

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