4. Monday, October 4, 2010

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RLG220 - Monday, October 4, 2010 - Bauman was very influenced by Hannah Arendt - sociological approach - more or less social theory, not statistics - approaching the holocaust in a scientific way - human science - why do we value scientific interest? (in this case, dealing with phenomena of human action) ancient idea of knowledge - interested in certain things, curious by nature not only interested how things happened regarding to order of nature, but how our knowledge gives us the power to control nature - when you know causes, you can predict certain phenomena - “never again” - in the past, you didn’t know that certain causes would lead to the horrendous phenomena of the holocaust, but you do now, so you can nip it in the but, so it does not happen again - p13 “if the lesson of the mass murder teaches us anything, it is that the prevention of similar hiccups .... ”, “modern civilization was not a sufficient condition, but it was a necessary condition” Bauman is saying that the holocaust was not a throwback to a barbaric time, but it is uniquely modern if modernity itself was a sufficient condition that explained that it was inevitable, then what happens to individual responsibility? the holocaust is not an aberration, it was a necessary condition - the factors were in place, but it did not happen because it was individual responsibility
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