Unformatted text preview: (1) The question of Eichmann’s morality and conscience iii) Mechanisms for behavior conditioning in a totalitarian society II) The Role of Group Psychology a) Adorno’s “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda” i) Freud’s inquiry into instinct vs. conscience ii) The psychic bond of narcissistic identification (1) Modern leader as a “father-figure” (2) Identification with the figure of authority as form of self-esteem (a) E.g. Eichmann’s adulation of Hitler b) Self and the Führer i) The “moral imperative” of the Third Reich: ii) How did this translate into behavior? (1) Elevating self-esteem through “creative” conformity iii) The Milgram Experiment c) The “Banality of Evil” in the totalitarian context i) What is the modern source of “evil”?...
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Hannah Arendt, Adolf Eichmann, Eichmann’s morality, Eichmann’s role