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Title: Amery's Devastation and Resentment
Subtitle: An Ethnographic Transcendental Deduction
Author(s): BERNSTEIN, J.M.
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 76 Issue: 1 Date: 2014
What is the relation between philosophical categories and everyday experience? Can an effectively first-person account of an historical experience rise to the level of a philosophical argument? This essay argues that Jean Améry’s account of his sufferings under the Nazis intends to generate a justificatory argument, a transcendental deduction of sorts, for the category of ‘resentment’ against its philosophical critics, most importantly, Nietzsche.