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Humanity A Moral History of the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0300087152

ISBN-13: 9780300087154

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jonathan Glover

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jonathan Glover is director of the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Never Such Innocence Again
Ethics Without the Moral Law
Nietzsche's Challenge
Self-interest as a Restraint
The Moral Resources: Humanity
The Moral Resources: Moral Identity
The Festival of Cruelty
Answering Nietzsche
The Moral Psychology of Waging War
Close Combat
The Case of My Lai
The Shift to Killing at a Distance
Bombing
Hiroshima
War and the Moral Resources
Tribalism
Rwanda
The Tribal Trap
The Political Containment of Tribalism
The Roots of Tribal Conflict
The Capacity to Unchain Ourselves
War as a Trap
The Trap of the Trenches
The Home Front
The Stone Has Started to Roll: 1914
Sliding Out of the Trap: 1962
Ways Out
Belief and Terror: Stalin and His Heirs
In Those Years
The Trap of Terror
Belief: Ends and Means
Stalinism and the Moral Resources
The Working of the Belief System
Stalinism, Truth and Moral Identity
Mao's Utopian Project
Overturning the Basket: Cambodia
Utopia and Belief
The Will to Create Mankind Anew: The Nazi Experiment
The Core of Nazism
Obedience and Conformity
The Attack on Humanity
The Erosion of Moral Identity
The Nazi Moral Identity
The Willingness to Believe
Philosophers
Bystanders
Interpreting the Nazi Episode
On the Recent Moral History of Humanity
Some People and Not Others
Ethics Humanized
Epilogue: The Past Alive in the Present
References
Sources and Acknowledgements
Index