5. Monday, October 18, 2010

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Unformatted text preview: RLG220 - Monday, October 18, 2010 Theodore Adorno: - psychological reduction - Nazis were an unusual collection of diseases personalities - the inmates took over the asylum Bauman: - this follows from Arendts theory from the banality of evil: it is not that evil is banal, but that banal people can be used for evil - nazis were so effective in what they did, because they were so rational - Bauman is empasizing that wen you say these people were such and such, you are categorizing yourself - I am not a murderer, sadist, pervert - so you say that you would never be tempted to do this - once you find out that these were normal people, you realize that your neighbours could do the same thing- Baunman argues well against Adorno when he says that these were not unusual kind of people (Dos Man - undistinguished, and wants to fit in to the system) - authoritarian personality : the nazis counted on people who simply obeyed blindly - the people who were able to resist, were the lone individual types, and never desired to fit in and were...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course RLG 220H1 taught by Professor Professornovak during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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