After Evil PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

After Evil free pdf The way in which mainstream human rights discourse speaks of such evils as the Holocaust, slavery, or apartheid puts them solidly in the past. Its elaborate techniques of "transitional" justice encourage future generations to move forward by creating a false assumption of closure, enabling those who are guilty to elude responsibility. This approach to history, common to late-twentieth-century humanitarianism, doesn't presuppose that evil ends when justice begins. Rather, it assumes that a time before justice is the moment to put evil in the past. Merging examples from literature and history, Robert Meister confronts the problem of closure and the resolution of historical injustice. He boldly challenges the empty moral logic of "never again" or the theoretical reduction of evil to a cycle of violence and counterviolence, broken only once evil is remembered for what it was. Meister criticizes such methods for their deferral of justice and susceptibility to exploitation and elaborates the flawed moral logic of "never again" in relation to Auschwitz and its evolution into a twenty-first-century doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect.

About Robert Meister

Robert Meister is professor of social and political thought at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An active participant in California higher education politics, he is director of the Bruce Initiative on Rethinking Capitalism at UCSC and the author of Political Identity: Thinking Through Marx.

Details Book

Author : Robert Meister
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 26 October 2012
ISBN : 0231150377
EAN : 9780231150378
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews After Evil



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Evil in Modern Thought free pdfEvil in Modern Thought

    Evil threatens human reason. for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans. the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter of human cruelty..


  • Evil in Modern Thought free pdfEvil in Modern Thought

    Evil threatens human reason. for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans. the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter of human cruelty..


  • Justice League  :  Meet the Justice League free pdfJustice League : Meet the Justice League

    The alien conqueror Starro has returned to enslave planet Earth. Can the Justice League stop the evil starfish before it's too late.

    .


  • Evil in Modern Thought free pdfEvil in Modern Thought

    Evil threatens human reason. for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans. the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil..


  • Hitler of History free pdfHitler of History

    "A valuable service . . . serious. entertaining. provocative and distinctive." -- "Cleveland Plain Dealer"
    In the fifty years since his suicide amid the ruins of Berlin. Adolf Hitler has been the subject of more biographies than any comparable figure of our time--and at the center of a crucial historical debate over the nature of evil and moral responsibility in the twentieth century..


  • After Evil free pdfAfter Evil

    . The way in which mainstream human rights discourse speaks of such evils as the Holocaust, slavery, or apartheid puts them solidly in the past. Its elaborate techniques of "transitional" justice enco