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Philosophies of the Holocaust: New Reflections on Important Authors

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Kod przedmiotu: WF-FI-BALAZS1-ER Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 08.1 / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Philosophies of the Holocaust: New Reflections on Important Authors
Jednostka: Instytut Filozofii
Grupy: Grupa przedmiotów - oferta Erasmus
Punkty ECTS i inne: 6.00 (zmienne w czasie)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
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Skrócony opis:

The historic occurrence of the Holocaust has determined the fate of Western consciousness during and after the Second World War. The general aim of the course is to offer the possibility of revisiting this decisive event in the context of philosophy. The first task is to define what one means by using the expression of the Holocaust. Second, we are to deal with the historical roots of this occurrence in Christianity and Modernity. Third, we analyze the works of some of the important authors writing on this problem, especially those of S. Katz, E. Wiesel, R. Rubenstein, H. Jonas, E. Lévinas, V. Frankl, and the movie director L. Nemes. We approach the latest literature on the basis of the earlier analyses and decide if there are new results in more contemporary works. We need to face the challenge of the denial of the Holocaust as well. Finally, we are to interpret the significance of this historic event in the context of our situation today from the point of view of philosophy.

Pełny opis:

The historic occurrence of the Holocaust has determined the fate of Western consciousness during and after the Second World War. The general aim of the course is to offer the possibility of revisiting this decisive event in the context of philosophy. The first task is to define what one means by using the expression of the Holocaust. Second, we are to deal with the historical roots of this occurrence in Christianity and Modernity. Third, we analyze the works of some of the important authors writing on this problem, especially those of S. Katz, E. Wiesel, R. Rubenstein, H. Jonas, E. Lévinas, V. Frankl, and the movie director L. Nemes. We approach the latest literature on the basis of the earlier analyses and decide if there are new results in more contemporary works. We need to face the challenge of the denial of the Holocaust as well. Finally, we are to interpret the significance of this historic event in the context of our situation today from the point of view of philosophy.

Content:

1. Introduction. A Virtual Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Facing the fact, the contexts and the circumstances. Searching for the best name. What is at stake in dealing with the Holocaust? (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12)

2. Methodological issues. The variety of sources of our procedure: a) Historical; b) Personal; c) Artistic; d) Philosophical; e) Theological. (Bibliography items 7, 8, 12, 14, 15)

3. Parallel Events in History and the problem of comparison. Analogical approaches. (Bibliography items 11, 13, 16)

4. Historical sources (Bibliography item 7)

5. Personal sources (Bibliography items 1, 2, 3)

6. Artistic sources (Bibliography items 7, 2, 3)

7. Philosophical sources (2, 7, 15).

8. Theological sources (Bibliography items 8, 11, 13, 14)

9. Is the Holocaust hard-wired in the tissue of Western history, especially that of Christianity? (Bibliography items 9, 12)

10. The problem of denial. Various sorts of denial: a) Denial on the basis of insignificance; b) Denial on the basis of frequency; c) Denial of the basis of subsequence; d) Denial on the basis of factual and principal impossibility; c) Denial on the basis of the nature of ideology. Consequences of various form of denial. (Bibliography item 16)

11. The Holocaust as a Philosophical Occurrence (the issue of the end of philosophy) (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12).

12. The History of Western Culture in the Perspective of the Holocaust (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12).

13. Possibilities opened up by the Holocaust (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12).

14. The Son of Saul (movie) and its hidden interpretation.

15. Summary and Conclusions. (All bibliography items)

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Out of the 15 units, 10 will be held personally by the professors in the form of teaching, namely: 1-3; 9-15.

Units 4-8 will be held in the form of distance teaching, namely supplying students with appropriate texts for the sake of analysis. This part of the course helps the students to immerse in the problems of sources, that is their existence, kind, reliability, and value.

A final course paper is to be written in order to receive the credits associated with the course. The subject matter and the structure of the paper is to be determined through consultations with the professor.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2017/18" (jeszcze nie rozpoczęty)

Okres: 2018-02-01 - 2018-06-30
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Typ zajęć: Wykład monograficzny, 30 godzin, 20 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Mezei Balazs, Agnieszka Szymańska, Adam Świeżyński, Andrzej Waleszczyński
Prowadzący grup: Mezei Balazs, Agnieszka Szymańska, Adam Świeżyński, Andrzej Waleszczyński
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Zaliczenie: Egzaminacyjny
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Skrócony opis:

The historic occurrence of the Holocaust has determined the fate of Western consciousness during and after the Second World War. The general aim of the course is to offer the possibility of revisiting this decisive event in the context of philosophy. The first task is to define what one means by using the expression of the Holocaust. Second, we are to deal with the historical roots of this occurrence in Christianity and Modernity. Third, we analyze the works of some of the important authors writing on this problem, especially those of S. Katz, E. Wiesel, R. Rubenstein, H. Jonas, E. Lévinas, V. Frankl, and the movie director L. Nemes. We approach the latest literature on the basis of the earlier analyses and decide if there are new results in more contemporary works. We need to face the challenge of the denial of the Holocaust as well. Finally, we are to interpret the significance of this historic event in the context of our situation today from the point of view of philosophy.

Pełny opis:

The historic occurrence of the Holocaust has determined the fate of Western consciousness during and after the Second World War. The general aim of the course is to offer the possibility of revisiting this decisive event in the context of philosophy. The first task is to define what one means by using the expression of the Holocaust. Second, we are to deal with the historical roots of this occurrence in Christianity and Modernity. Third, we analyze the works of some of the important authors writing on this problem, especially those of S. Katz, E. Wiesel, R. Rubenstein, H. Jonas, E. Lévinas, V. Frankl, and the movie director L. Nemes. We approach the latest literature on the basis of the earlier analyses and decide if there are new results in more contemporary works. We need to face the challenge of the denial of the Holocaust as well. Finally, we are to interpret the significance of this historic event in the context of our situation today from the point of view of philosophy.

Content:

1. Introduction. A Virtual Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Facing the fact, the contexts and the circumstances. Searching for the best name. What is at stake in dealing with the Holocaust? (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12)

2. Methodological issues. The variety of sources of our procedure: a) Historical; b) Personal; c) Artistic; d) Philosophical; e) Theological. (Bibliography items 7, 8, 12, 14, 15)

3. Parallel Events in History and the problem of comparison. Analogical approaches. (Bibliography items 11, 13, 16)

4. Historical sources (Bibliography item 7)

5. Personal sources (Bibliography items 1, 2, 3)

6. Artistic sources (Bibliography items 7, 2, 3)

7. Philosophical sources (2, 7, 15).

8. Theological sources (Bibliography items 8, 11, 13, 14)

9. Is the Holocaust hard-wired in the tissue of Western history, especially that of Christianity? (Bibliography items 9, 12)

10. The problem of denial. Various sorts of denial: a) Denial on the basis of insignificance; b) Denial on the basis of frequency; c) Denial of the basis of subsequence; d) Denial on the basis of factual and principal impossibility; c) Denial on the basis of the nature of ideology. Consequences of various form of denial. (Bibliography item 16)

11. The Holocaust as a Philosophical Occurrence (the issue of the end of philosophy) (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12).

12. The History of Western Culture in the Perspective of the Holocaust (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12).

13. Possibilities opened up by the Holocaust (Bibliography items 7, 9, 12).

14. The Son of Saul (movie) and its hidden interpretation.

15. Summary and Conclusions. (All bibliography items)

Literatura:

1. Elie Wiesel: Night. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

2. Frankl, Viktor: The Unconscious God. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974 [1948].

3. Imre Kertész: Fatelessness. New York: Vintage Books, 2005.

4. John Paul II, Pope: Homily at Brzezinka concentration camp (7 June 1979). In 2, Insegnamenti II (1979), 1484.

5. John Paul II, Pope: Message of His Holiness John Paul II on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the End of the Second World War in Europe (Monday, 8 May 1995): http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/1995/may/documents/hf_jp-ii_mes_08051995_50th-end-war-europe_en.html

6. Jonas, Hans: Der Gottesbegriff nach Auschwith. Stuttgart: Suhrkamp, 1987.

7. Katz, Steven T.—Biderman, Shlomo—Greenberg, Gershon (eds): Wrestling with God. Jewish Theological Responses during and after the Holocaust. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

8. Küng, Hans: Judaism. Between Yesterday and Tomorrow. New York: Crossroads, 1992.

9. Lévinas, Emmanuel: Ethics and Politics. In: In: Seán Hand (ed.): The Levinas Reader. London: Blackwell, 1989, pp. 190-211.

10. Lévinas, Emmanuel: Revelation in the Jewish Tradition. In: Seán Hand (ed.): The Levinas Reader. London: Blackwell, 1989, pp. 289-298.

11. Metz, Johann Baptist: Memoria passionis. Ein provozierendes Gedächtnis in pluralistischer Gesellschaft. Freiburg-Basel-Wien: Herder, 2006a.

12. Mezei, B. M: Religion and Revelation after Auschwitz, New York: Bloosmbury 2013.

13. Nostra Aetate. Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, see: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decl_19651028_nostra-aetate_en.html

14. Rubenstein, Richard: After Auschwitz: History, Theology, and Contemporary Judaism. 2nd Edition.

15. Viereck, Peter: Metapolitics. From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler. New Brunswick—London: Transaction Publishers, 2005 [2004, 1960, 1941].

16. Atkins, Stephen E.: Holocaust Denial As An International Movement. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2009.

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