The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt

The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt

by Dana Villa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521645719

ISBN-13: 9780521645713

Pub. Date: 03/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Hannah Arendt was one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century, and her particular interests have made her one of the most frequently cited thinkers of our time. This volume examines the primary themes of her multi-faceted work, from her theory of totalitarianism and her controversial idea of the "banality of evil" to her classic studies of

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Hannah Arendt was one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century, and her particular interests have made her one of the most frequently cited thinkers of our time. This volume examines the primary themes of her multi-faceted work, from her theory of totalitarianism and her controversial idea of the "banality of evil" to her classic studies of political action and her final reflections on judgment and the life of the mind. Each essay examines the political, philosophical, and historical concerns that shaped Arendt's thought.

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ISBN-13:
9780521645713
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The development of Arendt's political thought Dana Villa; Part I. Totalitarianism and Nationalism: 1. Arendt's theory of totalitarianism: a reassessment Margaret Canovan; 2. Arendt and nationalism Ronald Beiner; Part II. Political Evil and the Holocaust: 3. Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem Seyla Benhabib; 4. Arendt and the Holocaust Mary Dietz; Part III. Freedom and Political Action: 5. Freedom: the priority of the political Jerome Kohn; 6. Political action: its nature and advantages George Kateb; Part IV. Arendt and the Ancients: 7. Arendt's Hellenism J. Peter Euben; 8. Athens and Rome Jacques Taminiaux; 9. Equality and elitism in Arendt Hauke Brunkhorst; Part V. Revolution and Constitution: 10. Arendt's constitutional politics Jeremy Waldron; 11. Arendt on revolution Albrecht Wellmer; Part VI. Judgment, Philosophy, and Thinking: 12. Arendt's theory of judgment Maurizio Passerin d'Entreves; 13. Arendt on philosophy and politics Frederick M. Dolan; 14. Arendt on thinking Richard J. Bernstein.

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