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Description - Genocide and Human Rights by John K. Roth

Genocide is evil or nothing could be. It raises a host of questions about humanity, rights, justice, and reality, which are key areas of concern for philosophy. Strangely, however, philosophers have tended to ignore genocide. Even more problematic, philosophy and philosophers bear more responsibility for genocide than they have usually admitted. In Genocide and Human Rights: A Philosophical Guide, an international group of twenty-five contemporary philosophers work to correct those deficiencies by showing how philosophy can and should respond to genocide, particularly in ways that defend human rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403935472
ISBN-10: 1403935475
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 373
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John K. Roth

JOHN ROTH is Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966. He is the author or editor of more than thirty-five books, including Holocaust Politics: Will Genocide Ever End? and Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and its Legacy.

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