Jean Amry: Beyond The Mind's Limits

Jean Amry: Beyond The Mind's Limits
Tags: Yochai Ataria

This volume explores themes originating from the work of Jean Amry (19121978), a Holocaust survivor and essayistmainly, ethics and the past, torture and its implications, death and suicide. The volume is interdisciplinary, bringing together contributions from philosophy, psychology, law, and literary studies to illuminate each of the topics from more than one angle. Each essay is a novel contribution, shedding new light on the relevant subject matter and on Jean Amry's unique perspective. The ensuing picture is rich and multifaceted, uncovering unforeseen traits of Amery's thought, and surprising correlations that have so far been under-researched. It invites further studies of the Holocaust and its consequences to take their cue from non-neutral first person reflections.