The Evil of Banality
Elizabeth Minnich, professor of moral philosophy at Queens College, addresses themes in her recent, critically-acclaimed book, The Evil of Banality: On the Life and Death Importance of Thinking. 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. Event takes place in USD's Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall. Reception and book signing follows.