The Defeat of the Mind
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Defeat of the Mind by Alain Finkielkraut
Book DescriptionA passionate critique of Enlightenment-both in its contemporary invocation and its historical and cultural use-and a call to arms to rethink human equality and liberty without the sacrifice of individual rights and ethnicities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231080231
(202mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alain Finkielkraut
Confrontation: A Conversation with Aude Lancelin, Paperback (August 2014)
* Alain Badiou is probably the most widely read and influential philosopher in France today. Alain Finkielkraut is also a well-known public intellectual in France * Both have attracted controversy in the past and they hold strongly contrasting political views.
In the Name of Humanity, Hardback (January 2000)
An unsettling reflection on the twentieth century in its twilight hours in which we are asked to rethink our assumptions about universalism and humanism. While many people look to humanist ideals as a deterrent to nationalist chauvinism, Finkielkraut challenges the abstract idea of universalism by describing the terrible crimes "civilized" Europe has committed in its name.
Remembering in Vain, Hardback (November 1992)» View all books by Alain Finkielkraut
The author argues that the Barbie trial attests to the failure of international society to take responsibility for crimes of the state. He maintains that trying Barbie for actions on which the statute of limitations had run out blurred the definition of crimes against humanity.
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Author Biography - Alain Finkielkraut
Alaine Finkielkraut is the author of The Klaus Barbie Trial and Crimes Against Humanity (Columbia).
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