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Running Head: BANALITY OF EVIL 1 Banality of Evil Name Institution of Affiliation Date BANALITY OF EVIL 2 The expression, banality of evil, is a troublesome one since it seems to imply that evil is banal or just ordinary act so to say. What Hannah Arendt suggested was that this man [Eichmann] and many, many like him were dull. What's more, trite implied for her and she discussed this finally banal implied negligent and thoughtless. It indicated that the man demonstrated no ability to take part in any inside exchange with himself about what he was doing. No limit, as we would state, for reflection. No feeling of self, no moral sense as she understood it. Hannah Arendt's critics, however, criticize her of psychologizing evil; she claimed that a person could harm without being evil. The banality of evil thesis has stirred a lot of controversy with people wondering how could so much evil be committed to the Jews in the Nazi era and the perpetrators not be evil or have evil intentions. It appeared to be puzzling that Eichmann could have assumed a vital job in the Nazi destruction yet have no abhorrent goals. Accounts from the secret of the dead recordings signify how people could ...
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