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Author Jean-Marie, Vivaldi,
Title Reflections on Jean Amery : torture, resentment, and homelessness as the mind's limits / Vivaldi Jean-Marie.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

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Author Jean-Marie, Vivaldi,
Subject Améry, Jean. Jenseits von Schuld und Sühne. English -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects.
Description 1 online resource
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Contents Memory, the Jewish intellectual, and Cartesian Cognito -- Tortue and homelessness : the horrible can make no claim to singularity -- Amery and Nietzsche on resentment, collective guilt, and historical revisionism -- Amery and Satre : the necessity and impossibility of being an authentic Jew -- Conclusion.
Summary This book elaborates Jean Amery's critique of philosophy and his discussion of some central philosophical themes in At the Mind's Limits and his other writings. It shows how Amery elaborates the shortcomings and unfitness of philosophical theories to account for torture, the experience of homelessness, and other indignities, and their inability to assist with overcoming resentment. It thus teases out the philosophical import of Jean Amery's critique of philosophy, which constitutes his own philosophical testament of being an inmate at Auschwitz. This book situates At the Mind's Limits in the context of twentieth-century Continental philosophy. On the one hand, it elaborates Amery's engagement with key philosophical figures. On the other hand, it shows how thoroughly Amery denounces the limits of the philosophical enterprise, and its impotence in capturing and accounting for the crimes of the Third Reich.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 30, 2018).
ISBN 9783030023454 (electronic bk.)
3030023451 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1076543377

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