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Susan Neiman is an American philosopher, cultural commentator and essayist. She writes for wide-ranging international audiences on the juncture between Enlightenment moral philosophy, metaphysics and politics. Formerly a professor of philosophy at Yale University and Tel Aviv University, she is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Her previous books, translated into many languages, include Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, The Unity of Reason, Evil in Modern Thought, Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists and Why Grow Up? She…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Susan Neiman is an American philosopher, cultural commentator and essayist. She writes for wide-ranging international audiences on the juncture between Enlightenment moral philosophy, metaphysics and politics. Formerly a professor of philosophy at Yale University and Tel Aviv University, she is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Her previous books, translated into many languages, include Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, The Unity of Reason, Evil in Modern Thought, Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists and Why Grow Up? She currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is the director of the Einstein Forum.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Uk; Allen Lane
  • Seitenzahl: 432
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. August 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 163mm x 45mm
  • Gewicht: 658g
  • ISBN-13: 9780241262863
  • ISBN-10: 0241262860
  • Artikelnr.: 55854613
Autorenporträt
Susan Neiman is an American philosopher, cultural commentator and essayist. She writes for wide-ranging international audiences on the juncture between Enlightenment moral philosophy, metaphysics and politics. Formerly a professor of philosophy at Yale University and Tel Aviv University, she is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Her previous books, translated into many languages, include Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin, The Unity of Reason, Evil in Modern Thought, Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists and Why Grow Up? She currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is the director of the Einstein Forum.
Inhaltsangabe
Prologue
PART ONE: GERMAN LESSONS
1. On the Use and Abuse of Historical Comparison
2. Sins of the Fathers
3. Cold War Memory
PART TWO: SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT
4. Everybody Knows About Mississippi
5. Lost Causes
6. Faces of Emmett Till
PART THREE: SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT
7. Monumental Recognition
8. Rights and Reparations
9. In Place of Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
Rezensionen
The history wars shape far more than how we remember the past. They shape the societies we bequeath to future generations. Susan Neiman's book is an important and welcome weapon in that battle The New York Times