• Review of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists

    Author(s):
    Subhasis Chattopadhyay (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Holocaust studies, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    psychoanalysis, Susan Neiman, Edith Stein, Problem of Empathy, Immanuel Kant
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6K21G
    Abstract:
    Susan Neiman's history of philosophy book was reviewed last year (2016) by this reviewer. This year he has reviewed her work which is more neo-Kantian in nature. The reviewer has shown how trans-disciplinary Neiman's work is and albeit, she will not agree --- her work while resisting commodity fetish, also performs its cultural work in a theological manner. Historians of philosophy, theodicy and genocide studies have seen Neiman as an heir to Hannah Arendt. This review critiques this naive relationship. Further, one has to see Neiman as an heir to Edith Stein and thus her contribution to empathy studies is more noteworthy than her work within the secular problem of evil.
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