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From Auschwitz to Jerusalem to Gaza : ethics for the want of law.

Seymour, David M. (2010) From Auschwitz to Jerusalem to Gaza : ethics for the want of law. Journal of Global Ethics, 6 (2). pp. 205-215. ISSN 1744-9634

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Abstract

This essay emerges from a series of reflections on the presence of “ethical” narratives and images of the Holocaust in the recent debates and demonstrations around the recent conflict in Gaza. I argue that the lack of measure and violence of these narratives which are now turned onto the descendants of the Holocaust, arise as a consequence of contemporary theories of the Holocaust that eschew the possibility of legal reflection, legal judgement and legal justice. I conclude with a discussion of Hannah Arendt’s attempts to rethink law in the wake of the Holocaust, a law that does not exceed its limited, but clearly defined, area of competence.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Global Ethics
Uncontrolled Keywords: antisemitism ; ethics ; Holocaust ; critical theory ; Israel ; Gaza ; Arendt ; Bauman ; Lyotard
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 35639
Deposited By: Dr David M. Seymour
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2011 16:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35639

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