Unit 3, assignment 1 Sode Smith

-evilness is normalized in the banality of evil (https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/)

-evil sometimes cannot be recognized (https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/)

-Hannah Arendt was a Jew who had to report on the trial of Eichmann who was a chief architect of the Holocaust — she reflected on the evil nature of humankind (https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/)

-she says that Eichmann embodied the banality of evil — the dilemma between the horror of the deeds and the people who did it (https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/)

-she wrote about how the nazi’s used “holes of oblivion” = alternative facts (https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/)-trivialization of the outcome of evil (https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/07/hannah-arendt-the-banality-of-evil/)

-Arendt dealt with the question of: can one do evil without being evil? (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-Eichmann organized the transportation of Jews to concentration camps (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-Arendt found that Eichmann was a bland bureaucrat — he didn’t seem evil (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-Eichmann wasn’t a monster she concluded in her study of the trail called Eichman in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil  (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-he preformed evil deeds without evil intentions (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-he never realized what he was doing (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-banality of evil: Eichman not inherently evil, shallow and clueless, a follower, found his purpose through the nazi’s (https://aeon.co/ideas/what-did-hannah-arendt-really-mean-by-the-banality-of-evil)

-Eichmann said in court he always tried to abide by Immanuel Kant’s Categorical imperative  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichmann_in_Jerusalem)

-Arendt argues that Eichmann misinterpreted Kant’s golden rule-she argued that Eichmann couldn’t think for himself (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichmann_in_Jerusalem)

-she argued that Eichmann was a joiner since he always looked to join organizations to give him an identity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichmann_in_Jerusalem)


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