Illume Speaker Series: Elizabeth Minnich, PhD

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Illume Speaker Series: Elizabeth Minnich, PhD

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Date and Time

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

0

Details

Elizabeth Minnich is senior scholar for the Association of American Colleges & Universities and professor of moral philosophy at Queens College. In this lecture she will discuss themes in her recent, critically acclaimed book, The Evil of Banality: On the Life and Death Importance of Thinking. In this work, Minnich confronts the causes of such evils as genocide and deadly economic exploitation, elaborating on the work of her teacher Hannah Arendt to argue that the necessary condition of evildoing is thoughtlessness. Minnich's work functions as an incisive treatment of the nature of evil, an inspiring account of goodness, and a clarion call for the importance of thinking well.

Reception to follow.

About the Illume Speaker Series
The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts heart of the University of San Diego. Our students and faculty exemplify the power, vitality and value of a liberal arts and sciences education every day. To champion the tradition and future of the artes liberales, we have created the Illume Speaker Series featuring our own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought-leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts on our campus and inspire lifelong learning in our surrounding communities.

Sponsor(s)

Adolf Eichmann, imprisioned Nazi party leader, Ramla Prison, Israel, 1961.Adolf Eichmann, imprisioned Nazi party leader, Ramla Prison, Israel, 1961.

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Humanities Center
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