Årsagsforklaringer til Holocaust

Anna Sofie Gjøl Nørgaard, Anne Munk Riemenschneider, Jaqueline Paprika Sommer Olsen, Hanne Haarløv, Sofie Dalum Jensen & Vivi Søgaard Offer

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The following paper will examine the causes of holocaust within the field of functionalism and intentionalism. These fields are represented by the functionalist Zygmunt Bauman and the intentionalist Daniel J. Goldhagen. By using John L. Mackies theory of causation, we have tried to describe how the two historians have arrived at such different causes for the Holocaust and the thought process behind it. To find the cause of an effect, we have ascertained that the causal question, which you implicitly ask before your examination of the cause, has a great impact on which direction and shape the causal field will have, and therefor which cause you end up with. The causal fields are furthermore the reason that you can have multiple causes to the same effect, why Bauman and Goldhagen can´t agree on a definitive cause of the Holocaust. The causal field is not the only part of the reasoning of a cause. To argue your selected cause you need an INUS-condition. To put our paper into perspective, we have found it interesting to look deeper in to the debates between the functionalists and the intentionalists, as we through the paper, have tried to focus on which levels their disagreements arise. Is it because they agree to disagree or are they not able to accept each others conditions at all?

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 jun. 2013


  • John L. MAckie
  • Holocaust
  • Årsagsforklaring
  • Årsag og virkning