Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt
     
 

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Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many ofSee more details below

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Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of Arendt’s writings from the 1930s, 1940s, and into the 1950s. Included here are illuminating discussions of St. Augustine, existentialism, Kafka, and Kierkegaard: relatively early examinations of Nazism, responsibility and guilt, and the place of religion in the modern world: and her later investigations into the nature of totalitarianism that Arendt set down after The Origins of Totalitarianism was published in 1951. The body of work gathered in this volume gives us a remarkable portrait of Arendt’s developments as a thinker—and confirms why her ideas and judgments remain as provocative and seminal today as they were when she first set them down.


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ISBN-13:
9780307787033
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,124,558
File size:
2 MB

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