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SEMINAR | Hannah Arendt: On Judgement and Responsbility



Start Date

3rd Nov 2016 1:00pm

The Faculty of Law invites you to attend a seminar presented by

Dr Peter Burdon

Venue: Faculty of Law Staff Room (Level 3, Room 3.10)

Please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday, 2 November 2016 to

More than a half-century after its publication, Hannah Arendt's book on the Eichmann trial still manages to get under people's skin. Other controversial books are reviled, challenged and debated. Arendt's Eichmann book is different. Its errors and flaws, real and imagined, have not consigned it to the dustbin of history; they are perennially retrieved and held up as evidence of the book's viciousness and its author's vice. This lecture will discuss the continued relevance of Arendt's writing on key legal issues such as judgement, responsibility and the authority of law.

Dr Burdon is an Associate Professor at the Adelaide Law School and deputy chair of the International Union for the Conservation of nature Ethics Specialist Group. His recent books include Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment and Wild Law: In Practice. He is currently completing a book on Hannah Arendt and the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

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