Suleimans improvements of Jerusalem
Built the Sultans Pool in the hills to the West of Jerusalem now a concert venue
Enhanced Church of the Holy Sepulchre, encouraged Christians of all denominations to
Iberian population a major cultural transf
Philosophical and legal difficulties of crimes against humanity.
It has moved from being a problematic moral category to becoming normal practice in
the domain in international law.
Eichmann, what he thought he was doing, and what he thought about the nat
Analysis of society and culture under conditions of modernity is defining for most critical
theorists who follow. Frankfurt school Marxism is sometimes called weberian Marxism.
Collapse of the Old Regime in Europe end of the German Empire at t
Leo Strauss has argued that Webers reluctance to say whos side hes on, implies that he
was not just a polytheist, but a nihilist, that he is a precursor of the end of enlightment.
Horkheimer and Adorno also thought that he was much too close to a kind of
Arendts Kantian Assumptions crimes against humanity.
Arendt though that the concept of crimes against humanity related to Kants precepts
about the end of humanity in each of us.
In our world today it is a moral standard that may yield a legal minimum. Ben
Beginning with Politics as a Vocation Weber was asked by student groups to talk about
politics. What follows is a dry account of modern politics, descending into bureaucracy,
differences between political leadership and the masses
Why are Webers principles important?
The modern state and the rule of law are dependent on the bureaucratic exercise of power.
The rule of law treats all persons with equal and established procedures presupposes the
laws exercise through a trained officia
The banality of evil
a. Low, boring, uninteresting. Is she saying that evil itself is banal? Was she
dismissing the crimes? Some people still say it applied to the act committed
and not to the polity of the criminal (?) Arendt never ceased to say that
Controversy over the book Is Hannah Arendt a Nazi?
a. Described herself as light-hearted she pushed the limits of language and of
b. What was the controversy about? And why are we beginning the class with
b.i. After WWII and the holo
The multiple narratives of Eichmann in Jerusalem
a. The trial and the proceedings
b. The status of the Jewish Councils (the Judenraete) and the Jewish leadership
This created a great deal of controversy. Remains the most historically and