Open Philosophy (www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites submissions for a topical issue on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, edited by Trip McCrossin (Rutgers University, United States).
Hannah Arendt’s report on the 1961-62 trial and execution of Adolf Eichmann for crimes against humanity appeared in 1963, at first in The New Yorker as “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” and then in book form as Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. Writing at the provocative intersection of journalism, literature, and philosophy, Arendt aspired first and foremost to repair the then conventional understanding of the “evil” that Eichmann and his like embodied and embody still. In doing so, she intervened more broadly in the complex development to date of responses to the age-old “problem of evil”—the perniciously difficult to satisfy “need to find order within those appearances so unbearable that they threaten reason’s ability to go on,” as Susan Neiman has described it (Evil in Modern Thought, 2002, Princeton: Princeton University Press). Eichmann’s no less than “the twentieth century’s most important philosophical [perspective on] the problem,” she urges, and its most controversial, as it has continued to be so far in the twenty-first. Its anniversary provides an occasion to explore anew Arendt’s watershed work and its legacy.
All disciplines, methods, and perspectives welcome.
Authors interested in contributing to this topical issue are encouraged to reach out in advance with ideas, proposals, abstracts, drafts, and such like, to Trip McCrossin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Submit:
Submissions will be collected through April 30, 2023. There are no specific length limitations.
To submit an article for this special issue of Open Philosophy, authors are asked to access the online submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opphil, choosing as article type: Eichmann in Jerusalem at Sixty.
Before submission the authors should carefully review the Instruction for Authors, available at
All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.
As a general rule, publication costs should be covered by Article Publishing Charges (APC); that is, be defrayed by the authors, or by their affiliated institutions or other sponsors. Authors without such funds are encouraged to discuss potential discounts or waivers with the Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk, at email@example.com, before submitting their manuscript.
Further questions about this thematic issue may be addressed to Trip McCrossin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of technical questions, please contact Managing Editor of the journal at email@example.com