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平凡的邪惡:艾希曼耶路撒冷大審紀實

通識沙龍2013-14「價值、人生與社會」
GE Salon 2013-14 "Values, Life and Society"

第四節 Session 4

平凡的邪惡:艾希曼耶路撒冷大審紀實 *
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil*

講者:戴遠雄先生
Speaker: Mr. Tai Yuen Hung
日期 Date:29 / 11 / 2013 (Fri)
時間 Time:6 - 8 pm
地點:香港中文大學康本國際學術園 5 號演講廳
Venue: LT5, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

簡介
本講將由電影《漢娜鄂蘭:真理無懼》談起,分析鄂蘭於1963年在《艾希曼耶路撒冷大審紀實》提出的「惡之平庸」(the banality of evil)。鄂蘭拒絕自稱為哲學家,然而若脫離歐洲哲學傳統的脈絡,則難以理解她對現代世界的反思。鄂蘭指出極權主義的罪惡之處,在於破壞人與人之間的連繫,令人變得孤立(isolated),從而不再能夠通過聯合政治行動而為世界打開新的面貌。於是,人們不一定出於邪惡之動機而作惡,但人們對事情失去判斷力,不加以深思熟慮(thoughtless),就會如艾希曼般釀成反人類的罪行。鄂蘭超越柏拉圖以來的哲學傳統,不再蔑視政治議題,有當代學者稱鄂蘭的思想為政治現象學(phenomenology of the political),以突顯哲學如何面對政治的種種危機,而又不淪為統治的工具。

戴遠雄 在大學教授人文學和通識課程,主要研究當代法國哲學和現代歐洲哲學。

Brief Description

We are going to prolong Arendt's philosophical reflections on the banality of evil and the political world starting from von Trotta's film Hannah Arendt (2012). Although it is well known that Arendt refused to be named as philosopher, one could gain a better understanding of Arendt's insistence on the problem of evil by referring to the relevant discussions in modern European philosophy. In Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Arendt deepened her remarkable analyses of the totalitarian regimes first appeared in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951). We are going to revisit some of her important insights in revealing the constitutive processes of totalitarianism, like rendering individuals superficial, forming isolated subjects, alienating the capacity of judging and consequently alienating the public world of political actions. All these, in the eyes of Arendt, bring about the phenomenon of thoughtlessness in the present epoch. Nowadays more and more scholars recognize Arendt's phenomenological way of thinking as the distinctive contribution to the contemporary arena of philosophy and political theories.

Mr. Jacky Tai: He is teaching humanities and general education in universities. His research interests include contemporary French philosophy and modern European philosophy.

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「個人就是政治」--談談性/別公義

通識沙龍2013-14「價值、人生與社會」
GE Salon 2013-14 "Values, Life and Society"

第三節 Session 3

「個人就是政治」--談談性/別公義
"The Personal is Political" – Gender, Sexuality and Justice

講者:蔡寶瓊教授、曹文傑先生(香港中文大學 教育行政與政策學系)
Speaker: Prof. Choi Po King, Mr Cho Man Kit (Dept of Educational Admin & Policy, CUHK)
日期 Date:20 / 11 / 2013 (Wed)
時間 Time:7 - 9 pm
地點:香港中文大學利黃瑤璧樓2號演講廳
Venue: LT2, Esther Lee Building, CUHK

簡介
化名W小姐的男變女跨性別女子被婚姻註冊處拒絕以新性別與男友結婚,於2009年尾展開了幾近四年的司法訴訟,爭取變性人婚權。W小姐在這宗全城關注的案件中,先在高院原訟庭和上訴庭敗陣,至終審法院方以四比一扭轉局勢。媒體大篇幅的報道令跨性別成為熱話,曝光率大大提升。究竟跨性別只是社會上的性別少數,還是讓我們反思性/別為何物的一面放大鏡?跨性別的經驗如何指向一個尊重性別多元的公義觀,又對只專注兩性的性/別教育提出怎樣的嚴正詰問?

Brief Description
In November 2009, Ms W, a post-operative male-to-female transwoman, was refused  marriage with her boyfriend in her post-operative gender. She lodged a judicial review against the decision of the marriage registrar, asking the Court to recognize the right of trans people to marriage. She lost in the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal but finally won the case in the Court of Final Appeal by 4 to 1. Throughout the judicial battle that lasted for about 4 years, the visibility of transgender community in the media is greatly increased. The brave coming-out of trans people  forces us  to  reflect on  whether they are  "only" a gender minority or  whether they are actually a lens through which we could examine the very notion of gender itself ? In what way does the lived experience of trans people lead to a concept of justice that values gender diversity? What challenging questions do they pose to gender education that rests on a male vs female framework?

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