Operation Barbarossa: Ideology and Ethics Against Human Dignity

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Rodopi, 2004 - Philosophy - 244 pages
This book purports that, given Operation Barbarossa's concept and scope, it would have been impossible without Nazi ideology, that we cannot understand it in the absence of its reference to the Holocaust. It asks and attempts to answer whether we can describe ideology without reference to ethics and speak about genocide while ignoring philosophy.
 

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Just a lot more pages of anti Hitler (National Socialist) crap. If you you want to feel vindicated in your hatred, get it and feel like a expect on Evil, but it is not in any stretch a balanced truthful history. Just crap.

Contents

Introduction
1
ONE The Conceptualization of Ideology
13
The Philosophical Background of Operation Barbarossa
16
Ideological Developments up to Hitler
19
Hitler and the Rise of Nazi Ideology
28
In Summary
36
TWO The Operationalization of Ideology
39
The German Empire Before World War I
40
Moral Notions in the Wehrmacht
96
The Barbarossa Orders
98
A The OKHSipoSDAgreement of 28 April 1941
104
Ideology and Ethics
125
SIX Paradigmatic Tendencies in Support of Ideology
149
SEVEN Ideology at the Expense of Human Dignity and Philosophy
165
Conclusion
179
Notes
187

World War I and Its Consequences
46
The Nazi Totalitarian Apparatus
52
19391941
57
The Unleashing of Catastrophe
63
Ideology and Ethics
65
Legitimacy Influenced by Traditional Morality
66
A The Genesis of Himmlers Moral Consciousness
67
B The Ideological Transfiguration of Morality
69
The Moral Transfiguration of Ideology
72
The Treatise on Virtues
73
The Moral Justification of the Holocaust
74
The Permanency of the Duty Structure
75
Legitimacy Through Anthropology
77
Legitimacy through
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In Summary
91
Ideology and Ethics
93
Bibliography
209
Bibliographical Complement
221
Name Index
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André Mineau was born in Sorel, Canada. He studied philosophy at the University of Montreal. He is currently Professor of Ethics and History at the University of Quebec at Rimouski. He is the author of La Violence: Biologie, Histoire et Morale Chrétienne (1994), which has been translated into Italian (1997), and of The Making of the Holocaust: Ideology and Ethics in the Systems Perspective (1999), published in the Value Inquiry Book Series

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