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Konrad Morgen

The Conscience of a Nazi Judge

Authors: Pauer-Studer, H., Velleman, J.

  • The first truly nuanced portrait of a member of the SS and Nazi Party
  • A truly remarkable book, which grips the reader from the very outset. It forces us to question how individual fears, commitments and ideals can make people act in both morally courageous and reprehensible ways
  • A wealth of case study material is presented in an accessible way throughout the book
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About this book

Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge is a moral biography of Georg Konrad Morgen, who prosecuted crimes committed by members of the SS in Nazi concentration camps and eventually came face-to-face with the system of industrialized murder at Auschwitz. His wartime papers and postwar testimonies yield a study in moral complexity.

About the authors

Herlinde Pauer-Studer is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has held fellowships from the Austrian Academy of Science and Fulbright; from 2010-21015 she held an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council.

J. David Velleman is a Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics at New York University, USA. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reviews

"Konrad Morgen: Conscience of a Nazi Judge is the complex make-up of his rationale, all the grey areas of his humanity. People like Morgen do the right things for the wrong reasons, they hold essentially honourable principles which are nevertheless capable of being warped by the prevailing doctrines of their times." - The Jewish Chronicle

"Konrad Morgen: The Conscience of a Nazi Judge is a scrupulous and gripping account by two philosophers­­ an Austrian and American of the confrontation of dilemmas of moral and legal philosophy by an actual person, a person not better or worse than any of us, in circumstances so unimaginably extreme that we may all hope never to have to encounter them. No hypotheticals concocted by clever academics to illustrate their ruminations on these abstractions could come close to the reality recounted here in meticulous detail, verified by unarguable documentation." - The New Rambler

"Through the words of Morgen himself, artfully intertwined with the two authors' analysis, we pick up on a character whose unswerving faith in justice led him to an untenable position that was revelaing of the utter uncompatibility of the Nazi principles and that which we cling on to in such cases: sheer humanity." - San Francisco Book Review


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pauer-Studer, Herlinde (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • The SS Man

    Pauer-Studer, Herlinde (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

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  • The SS Judiciary

    Pauer-Studer, Herlinde (et al.)

    Pages 18-19

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  • Criminals and Spies

    Pauer-Studer, Herlinde (et al.)

    Pages 20-25

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  • The Criminal Character

    Pauer-Studer, Herlinde (et al.)

    Pages 26-33

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eBook 22,99 €
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Hardcover 28,07 €
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Softcover 28,07 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Konrad Morgen
Book Subtitle
The Conscience of a Nazi Judge
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49695-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137496959
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49694-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50504-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 216
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