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The forgiveness to come : the Holocaust and the hyper-ethical

Author: Peter Banki; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Just ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This book is concerned with the aporias, or impasses, of forgiveness, especially in relation to the legacy of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Banki argues that, while forgiveness of the Holocaust is and will remain impossible, we cannot rest upon that impossibility. Rather, the impossibility of forgiveness must be thought in another way. In an epoch  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Banki; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
ISBN: 0823278646 9780823278640 0823278654 9780823278657
OCLC Number: 1014005510
Notes: "Made possible by a collaborative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 200 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: to forgive the unforgivable --
The survival of the question: Simon Wiesenthal's The sunflower --
Reading forgiveness in a Marrano idiom: (Jacques Derrida) --
Crimes against humanity or the phantasm of "We, men" --
A hyper-ethics of irreconsilable contradictions: Vladimir Jankélévitch --
Conclusion: forgiveness as a Jewish joke --
Afterword: what an art of living!
Series Title: Just ideas.
Other Titles: Holocaust and the hyper-ethical
Responsibility: Peter Banki.


Examines the debate on forgiveness in relation to the Holocaust. Discusses Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower, Jean Ameiry's At the Mind's Limits, Vladimir Jankeileivitch's Forgiveness, Robert  Read more...


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"Forgiveness may be implied in a certain Jewish humor that offers the possibility of forgiveness as its impossibility. Peter Banki makes me think that that a humanity capable of crimes against Read more...

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