Jean Améry

Beyond the Mind's Limits

Editors: Ataria, Yochai, Kravitz, Amit, Pitcovski, Eli (Eds.)

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  • Explores the relationship between torture and suicide using the particular case study of Jean AméryMoves beyond expected content to discuss the healing process and ways to prevent similar cases in the futureSheds light on the connection to surviving torture and eventual suicide

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This volume explores themes originating from the work of Jean Améry (1912–1978), a Holocaust survivor and essayist—mainly, ethics and the past, torture and its implications, death and suicide. The volume is interdisciplinary, bringing together contributions from philosophy, psychology, law, and literary studies to illuminate each of the topics from more than one angle. Each essay is a novel contribution, shedding new light on the relevant subject matter and on Jean Améry's unique perspective. The ensuing picture is rich and multifaceted, uncovering unforeseen traits of Amery's thought, and surprising correlations that have so far been under-researched. It invites further studies of the Holocaust and its consequences to take their cue from non-neutral first person reflections.

About the authors

Yochai Ataria is Senior Lecturer at Tel-Hai College, Israel. He is the author of The Structural Trauma of Western Culture (2017), Body Disownership in Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2018), The Mathematics of Trauma (in Hebrew, 2014), Not in our Brain (in Hebrew, 2019). He also co-edited the Interdisciplinary Handbook of Culture and Trauma (2016); Kafka: New Perspectives (in Hebrew, 2013); The End of the Human Era (in Hebrew, 2016); 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50th Anniversary (in Hebrew, 2019)

Amit Kravitz teaches philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. He has published papers in Kant-Studien, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Philosophisches Jahrbuch, and the Journal for the History of Ideas.  He was also the co-editor of Der Begriff des Judentums in der klassischen deutschen Philosophie (2018, with Dr. Jörg Noller).

Eli Pitcovski is Lecturer at Tel-Hai Academic College, Israel. His main fields of interest are epistemology, philosophy of representation and ontology, including the metaphysics of death. He has published in The Journal of Philosophy (“Normal Knowledge,” 2018, with Andrew Peet), Analysis (“Lost in Transmission,” 2017 with Andrew Peet), and Synthese (“Getting the Big Picture,” 2017).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Jean Améry and Primo Levi: The Differences in Likeness

    Pages 3-14

    Lang, Berel

  • On Historical Objectivity, the Reality of Evil and Moral Kitsch: Jean Améry as a Witness

    Pages 15-34

    Kravitz, Amit

  • Jean Améry and the Generational Limits of Resentment as Morality

    Pages 35-54

    Alford, C. Fred

  • Registers of Undesirability, Poetics of Detention: Jean Améry on the Jewish Exile and Behrouz Boochani on the Manus Prison

    Pages 55-84

    Zolkos, Magdalena

  • The Ethics of Resentment: The Tactlessness of Jean Améry

    Pages 85-102

    Heyd, David

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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Due: December 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28094-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jean Améry
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Mind's Limits
Editors
  • Yochai Ataria
  • Amit Kravitz
  • Eli Pitcovski
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28095-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28095-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28094-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 345
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