PHL217H1 Lecture Notes - Hannah Arendt, Intellectual, Thought Experiment

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Levinas gave us this is of sincerity, truth of testimony that precedes truth of disclosure. We have a much more mundane version today. But what"s unique about the case, the facts witnessed were so unwelcome, so unfathomable, that even after publicization, that they are met with a certain disbelief by some, and outright denial by others. The facts of the holocaust, facts that been established by copious research, the amount of work done in the eld, the collection of abundant testimony from all the people that are there. The same facts are continually put into question by historians who are often referred to as holocaust deniers. The beginning of this is in many ways in place, during the holocaust itself, people were denying already. Arendt was a jew that ed nazi germany. At the end of her academic career she was a professor at princeton university.

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