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Holocaust Escapee and Swiss Philosopher Hansjörg A. Salmony: Evil Confirms the Existence of Free Will
Apr
01
2021

by Dr. Tamara Albertini, UHM Chair and Professor of Philosophy

After witnessing the ravages of the Reichskristallnacht in 1938, Hansjörg A. Salmony (1920-1991) escaped from Germany to Belgium, France, and, finally, to Switzerland. In 1942, he began studying philosophy at the University of Basel where he later became Karl Jaspers’s assistant and, eventually, a full professor in 1960.

Dr. Albertini’s presentation will focus on Salmony’s unpublished “Lecture on Evil” in which he – without mentioning National Socialism –
reflects on Evil as evidence for the existence of human freedom.

Monday, April 5, 2021
Starting at 4:00 pm (HST)

Please, register with Prof. Peter Hoffenberg, peterh@hawaii.edu

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