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 1744-9626

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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.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Global Ethics
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02 Feb 2011 16:02
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