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Unformatted text preview: (1) The question of Eichmanns morality and conscience iii) Mechanisms for behavior conditioning in a totalitarian society II) The Role of Group Psychology a) Adornos Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda i) Freuds 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. Eichmanns adulation of Hitler b) Self and the Fhrer 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