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Judgement
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The concept of “judgement” is largely derived from Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) and describes one of the three cognitive spheres, alongside sense and reason. Originally discussed in a context relating to questions of personal taste, judgement was applied to politics by the theoretical thinker Hannah Arendt (1906–1975). It was above all the external force of terror…

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Knott, Marie Luise, “Judgement”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0961>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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