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Hannah Arendt's ethics, by Deirdre Lauren Mahony, University of Hamburg, Germany

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Hannah Arendt's ethics
Title
Hannah Arendt's ethics
Statement of responsibility
by Deirdre Lauren Mahony, University of Hamburg, Germany
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The vast majority of studies of Hannah Arendt's thought are concerned with her as a political theorist. This book offers a contribution to rectifying this imbalance by providing a critical engagement with Arendtian ethics. Arendt asserts that the crimes of the Holocaust revealed a shift in ethics and the need for new responses to a new kind of evil. In this new treatment of her work, Arendt's best-known ethical concepts - the notion of the banality of evil and the link she posits between thoughtlessness and evil, both inspired by her study of Adolf Eichmann - are disassembled and appraised. The concept of the banality of evil captures something tangible about modern evil, yet requires further evaluation in order to assess its implications for understanding contemporary evil, and what it means for traditional, moral philosophical issues such as responsibility, blame and punishment. In addition, this account of Arendt's ethics reveals two strands of her thought not previously considered: her idea that the condition of l̀iving with oneself' can represent a barrier to evil and her account of the ǹonparticipants' who refused to be complicit in the crimes of the Nazi period and their defining moral features. This exploration draws out the most salient aspects of Hannah Arendt's ethics, provides a critical review of the more philosophically problematic elements, and places Arendt's work in this area in a broader moral philosophy context, examining the issues in moral philosophy which are raised in her work such as the relevance of intention for moral responsibility and of thinking for good moral conduct, and questions of character, integrity and moral incapacity"--
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Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahony, Deirdre Lauren
Dewey number
100
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.A694
LC item number
M346 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Ethics
  • Good and evil
  • Thought and thinking
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • Ethics
  • Good and evil
Label
Hannah Arendt's ethics, by Deirdre Lauren Mahony, University of Hamburg, Germany
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Eichmann controversy
  • Was Arendt wrong about Eichmann?
  • Banality: One form of evil
  • Intention and moral responsibility
  • Neiman on Arendt
  • Intention
  • Responsibility
  • Moral luck
  • Concluding remarks
  • 2.
  • Introduction: Hannah Arendt and ethics after Auschwitz
  • Thinking and Evil
  • Arendt on thinking and morality
  • Thinking: A particular kind of process
  • Thinking as destructive
  • Thinking as dialogue
  • Conversation: A model for Arendt's notion of thinking?
  • Thinking, reality and the other
  • The moral relevance of thought
  • Is thinking a moralizing activity?
  • Does the thinking process lead one to moral truth?
  • Philosophy and politics
  • Thinking as destructive, aimless and without result
  • Can evil be an object of thought?
  • Characterizing the dialogue of thought
  • Ability to think and responsibility
  • Morality and politics; thinking and judging
  • Concluding remarks
  • 3.
  • Evil and Living with Oneself
  • Reflections on meta-ethical positions in Arendt's work
  • Arendt on living with oneself
  • Ethics and politics
  • Problematic elements of Arendt's notion of L̀iving with Oneself'
  • Can living with oneself be an ultimate moral standard?
  • Is living with oneself the same as thinking?
  • Does everyone live with him- or herself or only a select few?
  • Does the notion of living with oneself undermine the thinking thesis?
  • Character, integrity and living with oneself
  • 4.
  • Nonparticipation
  • Individual (moral) guilt and collective (political) responsibility
  • Moral incapacity
  • Arendt's ethics
  • The morally unthinkable
  • Hannah Arendt and ethics after Auschwitz
  • 1.
  • Arendt, Eichmann and the Banality of Evil
  • Arendt on Eichmann
Control code
1003666429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781350034174
Lccn
2018287361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003666429
Label
Hannah Arendt's ethics, by Deirdre Lauren Mahony, University of Hamburg, Germany
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Eichmann controversy
  • Was Arendt wrong about Eichmann?
  • Banality: One form of evil
  • Intention and moral responsibility
  • Neiman on Arendt
  • Intention
  • Responsibility
  • Moral luck
  • Concluding remarks
  • 2.
  • Introduction: Hannah Arendt and ethics after Auschwitz
  • Thinking and Evil
  • Arendt on thinking and morality
  • Thinking: A particular kind of process
  • Thinking as destructive
  • Thinking as dialogue
  • Conversation: A model for Arendt's notion of thinking?
  • Thinking, reality and the other
  • The moral relevance of thought
  • Is thinking a moralizing activity?
  • Does the thinking process lead one to moral truth?
  • Philosophy and politics
  • Thinking as destructive, aimless and without result
  • Can evil be an object of thought?
  • Characterizing the dialogue of thought
  • Ability to think and responsibility
  • Morality and politics; thinking and judging
  • Concluding remarks
  • 3.
  • Evil and Living with Oneself
  • Reflections on meta-ethical positions in Arendt's work
  • Arendt on living with oneself
  • Ethics and politics
  • Problematic elements of Arendt's notion of L̀iving with Oneself'
  • Can living with oneself be an ultimate moral standard?
  • Is living with oneself the same as thinking?
  • Does everyone live with him- or herself or only a select few?
  • Does the notion of living with oneself undermine the thinking thesis?
  • Character, integrity and living with oneself
  • 4.
  • Nonparticipation
  • Individual (moral) guilt and collective (political) responsibility
  • Moral incapacity
  • Arendt's ethics
  • The morally unthinkable
  • Hannah Arendt and ethics after Auschwitz
  • 1.
  • Arendt, Eichmann and the Banality of Evil
  • Arendt on Eichmann
Control code
1003666429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 228 pages
Isbn
9781350034174
Lccn
2018287361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003666429

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