Justification Of Guilty Essay

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The human’s brain able to come up with thousand excuses, just to not care responsibility of human`s actions. On Arendt’s and Gould`s writings attempted theories that show pretences to escape full moral responsibility of human`s actions. Arendt in “Responsibility under dictatorship” shares with theory that every human should be responsible for their actions. She gives an example on Eichmann, German officer; he was one of the major organizers of Holocaust. She thought that even though his actions were done under dictatorship and forced him to make an evil, Eichmann had a moral responsibility to not obey and perform. Despite the fact that he was just a cog in the huge mechanism and followed the order, he had his own brain to think and analyze his deeds. Gould wrote more about theory that probably human has an ability to get the xenophobia, tribalism, anathematization of outsiders by the heredity, through the genocide. People started to use this theory as the excuse of their mass evil actions and tried to justify their behaviors for not caring social responsibility in the movements of Defenestration of Prague. Stephen Jay rebutted this excuse of people by saying that humans are not programmed to make an evil and kill. These factors are developing under the social influence and self perception. So these two writers mean that people are not always ready to take responsibility after their deeds, and there are certain factors that help them avoid or try to avoid personal and social responsibilities.
Free will is one of the causes that can work upon the human`s morality. When Eichmann performed the order from the bosses, partly it was his agreement to join Nazi too, even though he didn`t want to make an evil. His mind wasn’t bound by the idea of killing people, and here he could not make a crime. He had a free will to choose, join or not. Here he could follow to personal morality and follow to feelings. We see that his personal getting an idea of Nazi was straight spiritual and significant. We can notice it on the court, he says that he would make a holocaust on his members of family too, if their...

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