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The banality of good and evil : moral lessons from the Shoah and Jewish tradition

Author: David R Blumenthal
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©1999.
Series: Moral traditions & moral arguments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blumenthal develops a new theory of human behavior that identifies the social and psychological factors that foster both good and evil behavior.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blumenthal, David R.
Banality of good and evil.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607122754
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Blumenthal
ISBN: 0878407154 9780878407156 0878407146 9780878407149
OCLC Number: 39923204
Awards: Commended for Outstanding Book Award 6 (United States)
Description: viii, 326 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The Descriptive-Analytic Task 17 --
Part 2 The Prescriptive-Normative Task 103 --
Part 3 The Voice of Jewish Tradition 141 --
Aftermatter 229.
Series Title: Moral traditions & moral arguments.
Responsibility: David R. Blumenthal ; foreword by James W. Fowler.

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People who helped exterminate Jews during the shoah (Hebrew for "holocaust") often claimed that they only did what was expected of them. Intrigued by hearing the same response from individuals who  Read more...

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Learned, eloquent, and engaging. Ethics Blumenthal has written an unusually well reasoned, well researched, and well presented book involving his post-Holocaust moral and religious reflections on Read more...

 
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