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Ordinary people and extraordinary evil : a report on the beguilings of evil / Fred E. Katz.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: BJ1401 .K38 1993

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    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Katz, Fred E.
    Published
    Albany : State University of New York Press, c1993
    Contents
    Introduction: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
    Evil Defined
    Look at Evil Behaviorally
    Is Evil Real?
    Who Produces Extraordinary Evil?
    Overview of the Book

    Chapter 1: Confronting Evil and its Paradoxes
    Arendt's View of Eichmann
    Is a Dispassionate Study of Evil Possible?
    The Desire to Ignore Evil
    People May Deliberately Engage in Evil Activities

    Chapter 2: Behavior Mechanisms at Work
    Incremental Processes
    Packages and Riders
    The Question of Autonomy: The Cunning of Governments and the Contributions of Citizens

    Chapter 3: Some Faces of Evil
    A Humane American Physician
    An SS Physician
    A Nazi Bureaucrat: Chief of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp
    My Lai

    Chapter 4: Conclusion: Turning away from Evil
    A Fable About the Two Research-Minded Physicians
    Raoul Wallenberg and Rudolf Hoess Revisited
    The Compelling Power of Immediacy and Extricating Oneself from Taking Part in Evil
    Another Look at the Five Paradoxes: Some Answers, Some New Questions, Some Hope
    The Larger Picture.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-151) and index.
    Introduction: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary -- Evil Defined -- Look at Evil Behaviorally -- Is Evil Real? -- Who Produces Extraordinary Evil? -- Overview of the Book -- -- Chapter 1: Confronting Evil and its Paradoxes -- Arendt's View of Eichmann -- Is a Dispassionate Study of Evil Possible? -- The Desire to Ignore Evil -- People May Deliberately Engage in Evil Activities -- -- Chapter 2: Behavior Mechanisms at Work -- Incremental Processes -- Packages and Riders -- The Question of Autonomy: The Cunning of Governments and the Contributions of Citizens -- -- Chapter 3: Some Faces of Evil -- A Humane American Physician -- An SS Physician -- A Nazi Bureaucrat: Chief of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp -- My Lai -- -- Chapter 4: Conclusion: Turning away from Evil -- A Fable About the Two Research-Minded Physicians -- Raoul Wallenberg and Rudolf Hoess Revisited -- The Compelling Power of Immediacy and Extricating Oneself from Taking Part in Evil -- Another Look at the Five Paradoxes: Some Answers, Some New Questions, Some Hope -- The Larger Picture.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0791414418
    0791414426 (pbk. : alk. paper) :
    Physical Description
    xii, 154 p. ; 24 cm.

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