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Beyond the Banality of Evil


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Speaker(s): Professor Steve Reicher

Recorded on 28 February 2008 in New Theatre, East Building.

This lecture critically addresses Hannah Arendt's hypothesis on the banality of evil arguing that those who commit extreme acts are not aware of the consequences of their actions: rather, they celebrate these consequences as moral. Steve Reicher is professor of social psychology at the University of St Andrew's, Scotland

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