What Does Judgment Mean? Jan Feddersen

28 May 2020

An exhibition about Hannah Arendt also has to be about the desire and daring to use the faculty of judgment. For Arendt, this was synonymous with political action. From her experience of National Socialism, she deduced: ‘Don’t join in, judge for yourself: you don’t say we, you say I; you use your own judgment’. Arendt concluded that exercising personal judgment is essential to a living democracy, especially when it contradicts the majority.

In the exhibition we present film interviews, where people from different backgrounds and professions talk about their personal experience of making judgments. Therefore we asked the journalist Jan Feddersen, what does judgment mean to him.