Janusz Salamon

The Universal and Particular Dimensions of the Holocaust Story and the Emergence of Global Ethics

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15/2 - Fall 2010, pages 367–379
Date of online publication: 20 December 2010
Date of publication: 20 December 2010

Abstract

In this paper I want to look at the Holocaust story as an example of a value-laden story which might become one of the foundation stones of the emergent global ethics, indispensable for bridging ideological divides that so often prevent a global society from living in peace and solidarity. My key suggestion will be that the stories that have the potential of becoming truly “global stories,” will in reality become carriers of global values only after undergoing interpretative transformation which will enable all citizens of the global village to identify with ethically positive aspects of the story, so that they will perceive this story as their own.

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Salamon, Janusz. “The Universal and Particular Dimensions of the Holocaust Story and the Emergence of Global Ethics.” Forum Philosophicum 15, no. 2 (2010): 367–379. doi:10.5840/forphil20101527.

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