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The Dangers of Amour‐Propre

Frederick Neuhouser

in Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542673
eISBN:
9780191715402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542673.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reconstructs Rousseau's account of why amour-propre is the principal source of the enslavement, conflict, vice, misery, and self-estrangement that pervades human reality. The first ... More


My Hannah Arendt Project

Shy Abady

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter narrates the author's fascination with the intriguing and elusive face and image of Hannah Arendt—as well as her life story. Experience and world events ... More


Moral Theory

David P. Gauthier

in The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter states that Thomas Hobbes writes on morals as a moralist. His primary aim is to demonstrate what men ought, and ought not, to do. In pursuing this aim, Hobbes introduces, and explains, ... More


Christianity and Revolution

V. S. Soloviev

in Politics, Law, and Morality: Essays by V.S. Soloviev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300079951
eISBN:
9780300128376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300079951.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay, by Vladimir S. Soloviev, which talks about Platonism. Platonism negates reality as truth or authentic existence. While Plato acknowledges given reality, he places a ... More


Is Evil Banal? A Misleading Question

Richard J. Bernstein

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the question—Is evil banal?—is badly formulated because it invites serious misinterpretations of Arendt. The question is objectionable for three ... More


Thinking in Dark Times

Roger Berkowitz

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Hannah Arendt's works, including Men in Dark Times where she responds to what she calls the light of the public that ... More


Banality and Cleverness: Eichmann In Jerusalem Revisited

Peter Baehr

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Hannah Arendt's “banality of evil” argument in Eichmann in Jerusalem. She claimed that Eichmann was not a demon on a mission from Hell, but a crass, ... More


Judging the Events of Our Time

Jennifer L. Culbert

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recalls not only what Arendt says about judgment, but also of how she herself goes about judgment by revisiting her judgment of Adolf Eichmann and his trial. ... More


Arendt's Banality of Evil Thesis and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Yaron Ezrahi

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the potential second “career” of the banality of evil thesis in the profoundly different context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Considering the ... More


Surviving Poverty

Claudia Card

in Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199975877
eISBN:
9780199396917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975877.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

From the points of view of those who live in long-term or aggravated subsistence poverty, what does it mean to survive it? What would help to prevent such poverty from being or becoming an evil? ... More


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