WAYNE – Make plans to visit the Wayne State College campus on Monday, April 9 for a presentation of “Hannah Arendt and the Holocaust”.
Being held in Connell Hall 131 at 3:30 p.m., a professor from Brooklyn College of The City University of New York, Abigail Rosenthal will present.
From a release by Wayne State College, Arendt was one of the leading intellectuals in the second half of the 20th century. Her book, Eichmann in Jerusalem, originally published in 1963 and still in print, coined the phrase “the banality of evil” to explain how average and unthinking people could be guilty of atrocities.
Arendt’s phrase may be an important philosophical and psychological construct, yet few have appreciated that events in her personal life played a significant role in developing this construct.
This presentation will include information to help others understand Arendt’s motivation.
Rosenthal is the author of A Good Look at Evil, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, soon to appear in a revised second edition. Its thesis is that good people try to live out their stories while evil people try to mess up good people’s stories. Her next book, Confessions of a Young Philosopher, forthcoming, provides multiple illustrations from her own life. She writes a weekly column for her blog, “Dear Abbie: The Non-Advice Column” (www.dearabbie-nonadvice.com) where she explains why women’s lives are highly interesting.
Rosenthal is the editor of the posthumously published Consolations of Philosophy: Hobbes’s Secret; Spinoza’s Way by her father, Henry M. Rosenthal. Her next book will be Conversations with My Father.
Her articles are available at: https:/brooklyn-cuny. academia.edu/AbigailMartin
For more information, contact Dr. Don Hickey at 402-375-7298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.