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    The contract of mutual indifference: Political philosophy after the Holocaust.Norman Geras - 2020 - Manchester University Press.
    A powerful work of moral and political philosophy.The idea which I shall present here came to me more or less out of the blue. I was on a train some five years ago, on my way to spend a day at Headingley and I was reading a book about the death camp at Sobibor... The particular, not very appropriate, conjunction involved for me in this train journey... had the effect of fixing my thoughts on one of the more dreadful features (...)
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    Solidarity in the conversation of humankind: the ungroundable liberalism of Richard Rorty.Norman Geras - 1995 - New York: Verso.
    Introduction This book aims at continuing a conversation. It takes for interlocutor a writer who is himself today indefatigable in engaging with the ideas ...
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    Marx and human nature: refutation of a legend.Norman Geras - 1983 - London: Verso.
    “Marx did not reject the idea of a human nature. He was right not to do so.” That is the conclusion of this passionate and polemical new work by Norman Geras. In it, he places the sixth of Marx’s Theses on Feuerbach under rigorous scrutiny. He argues that this ambiguous statement—widely cited as evidence that Marx broke with all conceptions of human nature in 1845—must be read in the context of Marx’s work as a whole. His later writings are informed (...)
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  4. The controversy about Marx and Justice.Norman Geras - 1984 - Philosophica 33.
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    Discourses of extremity: radical ethics and post-Marxist extravagances.Norman Geras - 1990 - New York: Verso.
    Marxism and Moral Advocacy Socialist thought in the late twentieth century is assailed by inner uncertainty as never before. In view of earlier attitudes ...
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    Richard Rorty and the Righteous Among the Nations.Norman Geras - 1995 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (2):151-173.
    Richard Rorty has proposed the hypothesis that those who came to the rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe are more likely to have been moved to help by parochialist sorts of consideration — sympathy for a colleague, fellow national, and the like — than they are by universalist motives having to do with the proper treatment of human beings. Although inconclusive on many other points, the research on rescuer behaviour during the Holocaust embodies a consensus contrary to Rorty's hypothesis; and (...)
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    Progress without foundations?Norman Geras - 1996 - Res Publica 2 (1):115-128.
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  8. Games and meanings.Norman Geras - 2009 - In Stephen De Wijze, Matthew H. Kramer & Ian Carter (eds.), Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges. Routledge.
     
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  9. Apologists Among Us.Norman Geras - 2005 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2005 (132):188-192.
     
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  10. Games and meanings.Norman Geras - 2009 - In Stephen De Wijze, Matthew H. Kramer & Ian Carter (eds.), Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges. Routledge. pp. 16--185.
     
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    How free?1.Norman Geras - 2004 - The European Legacy 9 (5):619-627.
    This paper is a critique of the Marxian idea of a future stateless utopia. It is an immanent critique. Were one to start from non-Marxist assumptions, detailed argument would scarcely be necessary. Non-Marxists just take it for granted that any organized modern society foreseeable from the present world must necessarily involve state-type institutions of governance. My aim here is to show that, even thinking from within the Marxist tradition, the idea of a stateless utopia is not sustainable, unless as a (...)
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    Just association.Norman Geras - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 32 (32):55-58.
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    Social hope and state lawlessness.Norman Geras - 2008 - Critical Horizons 9 (1):90-98.
    Hope is a precious resource. But, deluded, not based on a sober appraisal of the relevant realities, hope can also be lethal. One kind of hope is utopian hope. It does not exhaust what social hope is, or should be, about. The hope of remedying the most terrible injustices makes an urgent call on our attention. The world has travelled some way from the time when tyrannical governments could act with impunity in dealing with those under their jurisdiction. But it (...)
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    Seven Types of Obloquy: Travesties of Marxism.Norman Geras - 1991 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 14 (1):77-115.
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    The Enlightenment and modernity.Norman Geras & Robert Wokler (eds.) - 1999 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
    This collection of essays is addressed to the legacy of Enlightenment thought, with respect to eighteenth-century notions of human nature, human rights, representative democracy or the nation-state, and with regard to the barbarism, including the Holocaust, allegedly unleashed by eighteenth-century ideals of civilization. Each author offers an interpretation of modern or postmodern philosophy against the background of a so-called Enlightenment Project, envisaged as the conceptual ghost that haunts modernity.
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  16. The Euston manifesto.Norman Geras - 2006 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 136:132-139.
     
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    The Norman Geras reader: 'what's there is there'.Norman Geras - 2017 - Manchester: Manchester University Press. Edited by Ben Cohen & Eve Garrard.
    This is the first book to gather the key writings of the distinguished political theorist Norman Geras into a single volume, providing a comprehensive overview of the thinking of one of the most important Marxist philosophers in the post-war era. Among the essays included here are 'The Controversy about Marx and Justice', 'The Duty to Bring Aid', 'Primo Levi and Jean Amery: Shame' and the contentious 'Euston Manifesto', which lays down a set of central principles for the democratic left in (...)
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    The true wilkomirski.Norman Geras - 2002 - Res Publica 8 (2):111-122.
    The paper considers whether it matters that Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments is not, as he presented it, a genuine survivor account, but rather a fabrication or fiction. It matters in one way and it doesn't in another. It matters because the truth is important: both in general and with regard specifically to the Holocaust. However, that Fragments is a fiction also doesn't matter, for it can be read independently of its author's identity; can be read as being, indeed, fiction. Read thus, (...)
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  19. Ian Carter is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at the Univer-sity of Pavia, Italy. His principal books include A Measure of Freedom (1999) and La Liberta Eguale (2005). He and Hillel Steiner and Mat-thew Kramer have recently edited Freedom: A Philosophical Anthology (2007). [REVIEW]G. A. Cohen, Cecile Fabre & Norman Geras - 2009 - In Stephen De Wijze, Matthew H. Kramer & Ian Carter (eds.), Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice: Themes and Challenges. Routledge. pp. 16--259.
     
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