O problema do genocídio alemão a partir de Hannah Arendt

  • Ana Margarida Barbosa Machado (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


As far as Ethics and Political Philosophy are concerned, the main objective of this Master´s Thesis was related to the research on the problem of German genocide, which was geared towards achieving a satisfactory understanding, as well as arguments that sustain the thesis that this crime against humanity was a horrendous and complex act of the twentieth century. The methodology applied in this scientific research was the study of thinking of the political philosopher, Hannah Arendt, as it was due to the analysis of the works of this author that the understanding of the German genocide became visible and comprehensible within the limits of the intelligible, but it was also through this research that came the arguments that supported the thesis of this dissertation, the explanation that this issue was a horrendous act of the twentieth century. This scientific research has elucidated this issue and demonstrated that the German genocide was possible because the human condition allowed such totalitarianism to be claimed in Germany, and consented the extermination of these people to happen, so the danger was in the triviality with which these men regarded the lives of those they had exterminated.
Date of Award27 May 2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Miguel Stadler Dias Costa (Supervisor)


  • Antissemitism
  • Antimorality
  • Extermination
  • Genocide
  • Race-aryan
  • Totalitarianism


  • Mestrado em Filosofia

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