Enlightenment and Genocide: Contradictions of Modernity

James Kaye (Toimittaja), Bo Stråth (Toimittaja)

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On the threshold of the twenty-first century the cry "Never Again!" seems illusory, even absurd. Did it ever harbour credibility? Were we so naive? The Holocaust was not a finality, not the end of "final solutions" in Europe. Genocide has continued to emerge as an active element in European politics and policies. Kosovo and Bosnia provide testament.

This book presents the concept of genocide as a political and social tool in modern Europe, not only reconciled with modernity, but as what may be an integral component. Modernity however is also closely linked with the Enlightenment and as such concepts of tolerance, equality and liberty. This volume sheds light upon the inherent contradictions of modernity between Enlightenment and genocide, and on how this ambivalent European heritage is confronted.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
JulkaisupaikkaBrussels
KustantajaPeter Lang
TilaJulkaistu - 2000
OKM-julkaisutyyppiC2 Toimitettu teos

Julkaisusarja

NimiPhilosophy and Politics
KustantajaP.I.E.-Peter Lang
Numero5

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Kaye, J., & Stråth, B. (Toimittajat) (2000). Enlightenment and Genocide: Contradictions of Modernity. (Philosophy and Politics; Nro 5). Brussels: Peter Lang .
Kaye, James (Toimittaja) ; Stråth, Bo (Toimittaja). / Enlightenment and Genocide : Contradictions of Modernity. Brussels : Peter Lang , 2000. (Philosophy and Politics; 5).
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