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Understanding Evil: Lessons from Bosnia

Keith Doubt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227006
eISBN:
9780823235872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book seeks to articulate the evil that happened in Bosnia within the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Its analysis centers on the question of whether it is ... More


In Hell

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Every being is implicated in the devastation that took place in the twentieth century: Nazism, the bomb, genocides, mass deportations. When trauma occurs, it defeats the very possibility of being a ... More


Apocalyptic Futures: Heart of Darkness, Embodiment, and African Genocide

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Heart of Darkness' apocalyptic drive to power by establishing a dialectic of “hollowing out” and “filling in” as the mechanisms by which the text incorporates the African ... More


Neither Close Nor Strange: Levinas, Hospitality, and Genocide

RICHARD KEARNEY and KASCHA SEMONOVITCH

in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234615
eISBN:
9780823240722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Can we apply Emmanuel Levinas's account of the Other to concrete situations? Though one might first associate Levinas's thought with the European genocide of the early twentieth century, this chapter ... More


The Warring Logics of Genocide

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to the parameters established by the legal definition of genocide, this chapter also considers meanings ascribed to the term “ethnic cleansing” as starting ... More


Reading Nazi Memory in Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones

Debarati Sanyal

in Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265473
eISBN:
9780823266722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265473.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter gives a reading of Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones (2006), a historical novel that revisits the archive of Holocaust testimony through the memory of a fictional perpetrator. It frames ... More


Rwanda Transforming

Jennifer Yusin

in The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275458
eISBN:
9780823277131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns upon the relation between trauma and memory in the context of post-genocide Rwanda. Paying special attention to the case of the Bisesero Memorial site, known as the “National ... More


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