Elizabeth Minnich – Opening Lecture
Talk | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists
Elizabeth Minnich is Distinguished Fellow at the Association of American Colleges & Universities. She received her PhD from the New School for Social Research in 1977. Her dissertation, “Philosophy, Democracy and Communication: A Study of John Dewey As Political Philosopher,” was supervised by Hannah Arendt and Richard Bernstein. She was Hannah Arendt’s teaching assistant in 1969-70, at the time when Arendt was defending her report on the trial of Adolf Eichmann (“The Engineer of the Nazi Final Solution”). This is where Arendt announced her controversial observation concerning the “the banality of evil.” In the years since then, Minnich has continued reflecting on, researching, and writing about evil, which culminates in her recent work The Evil of Banality.
Her publications include:
- The Evil of Banality: On the Life and Death Importance of Thinking (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
- The Fox in the Henhouse. How Privatization Threatens Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2005)
- “Arendt, Heidegger, Eichmann: Thinking in and for the World,” Soundings 86:1/2 (2003)
- Transforming Knowledge (Temple, 1990)
Location: DeelenHaus, Krämerstraße 8-10, Paderborn
All interested parties are welcome to attend!
General information: Libori Summer School 2018
- Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists