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Superfluous people : a reflection on Hannah Arendt and evil

Author: Kees van Hattem
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Superfluous People describes Hannah Arendt's political and philosophical views on Nazi totalitarianism and the Shoah. In her contemplation of evil, Arendt initially spoke of the Shoah as a "radical evil," a term used by Kant. However, unlike Kant, Arendt's radical evil cannot be explained by human motives. Many years later she changed her mind and spoke of "the banality of evil," characterized by an inability to  Read more...
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Hattem, Kees van, 1930-
Superfluous people.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2005
(OCoLC)891459730
Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kees van Hattem
ISBN: 0761833048 9780761833048 0761833056 9780761833055
OCLC Number: 70261886
Description: viii, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 Abbreviations Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Totalitarianism Chapter 5 Kant's View on Radical Evil Chapter 6 Hannah Arendt's View on Radical Evil Chapter 7 Eichmann in Jerusalem: the Banality of Evil Chapter 8 The Life of the Mind Chapter 9 Reflection Chapter 10 Guilt and Responsibility Chapter 11 Summary and Conclusions Chapter 12 Epilogue Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index
Other Titles: Overbodige mensen.
Responsibility: Cornelis van Hattem.

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"Superfluous People describes Hannah Arendt's political and philosophical views on Nazi totalitarianism and the Shoah. In her contemplation of evil, Arendt initially spoke of the Shoah as a "radical evil," a term used by Kant. However, unlike Kant, Arendt's radical evil cannot be explained by human motives. Many years later she changed her mind and spoke of "the banality of evil," characterized by an inability to think and judge. Superfluous People seriously considers the question of whether thinking and judging can prevent evil. The role of the Jewish Councils and a reflection on the question of guilt concludes this book."--Publisher's website.

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