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The boundaries of transitional justice Jean Amery and Johan Degenaar on the tension between survival and justice

dc.contributor.authorDe Wit, Theoen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-15T14:01:05Z
dc.date.available2019-01-15T14:01:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationDe Wit, T. 2017. The boundaries of transitional justice Jean Amery and Johan Degenaar on the tension between survival and justice. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 3(1):69-87, doi:10.17570/stj.2017.v3n1.a04
dc.identifier.issn2413-9467 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2413-9459 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17570/stj.2017.v3n1.a04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105331
dc.descriptionCITATION: De Wit, T. 2017. The boundaries of transitional justice Jean Amery and Johan Degenaar on the tension between survival and justice. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 3(1):69-87, doi:10.17570/stj.2017.v3n1.a04.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj
dc.description.abstractWhat can political philosophy, interested in the field of ‘transitional justice’ learn from dissident voices in states who try to define their future while dealing with a past where human rights were severely violated? In this article I discuss Jean Améry’s reflections on Germany’s handling of their national socialistic past and compare that with texts of the South African philosopher Johan Degenaar. My premise will be that with regard to a central point, Améry and Degenaar’s reflections on their nations’ respective political choices display a strong resemblance: both resisted the notion of the priority of the (quasi-) natural survival of the nation over the sake of justice. But I will indicate also that the resistance of Améry and Degenaar was partly in vain: mainly, survival triumphed over justice in both cases. This indicates the lasting meaning of ‘anamnestic reason’, a conscious, critical remembrance of the past.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj/article/view/1465
dc.format.extent19 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPieter de Waal Neethling Trust
dc.subjectTransitional justiceen_ZA
dc.subjectApartheid -- Religious aspects -- Christianityen_ZA
dc.subjectNational socialism -- Religious aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleThe boundaries of transitional justice Jean Amery and Johan Degenaar on the tension between survival and justiceen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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