Love and Saint Augustine / Edition 1

Love and Saint Augustine / Edition 1

by Hannah Arendt
     
 

Hannah Arendt began her scholarly career with an exploration of Saint Augustine's concept of caritas, or neighborly love, written under the direction of Karl Jaspers and the influence of Martin Heidegger. After her German academic life came to a halt in 1933, Arendt carried her dissertation into exile in France, and years later took the same battered and stained copy… See more details below

Overview

Hannah Arendt began her scholarly career with an exploration of Saint Augustine's concept of caritas, or neighborly love, written under the direction of Karl Jaspers and the influence of Martin Heidegger. After her German academic life came to a halt in 1933, Arendt carried her dissertation into exile in France, and years later took the same battered and stained copy to New York. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, as she was completing or reworking her most influential studies of political life, Arendt was simultaneously annotating and revising her dissertation on Augustine, amplifying its argument with terms and concepts she was using in her political works of the same period. The dissertation became a bridge over which Arendt traveled back and forth between 1929 Heidelberg and 1960s New York, carrying with her Augustine's question about the possibility of social life in an age of rapid political and moral change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226025971
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
865,920
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface: Rediscovering Love and Saint Augustine,
Acknowledgments,
LOVE AND SAINT AUGUSTINE,
Introduction,
PART I. Love as Craving: The Anticipated Future,
1. The Structure of Craving (Appetitus),
2. Caritas and Cupiditas,
3. The Order of Love,
PART II. Creator and Creature: The Remembered Past,
1. The Origin,
2. Caritas and Cupiditas,
3. Love of Neighbor,
PART III. Social Life,
REDISCOVERING HANNAH ARENDT,
1. Introduction: "New Beginnings",
2. "Thought Trains",
3. Heidegger: Arendt between Past and Future,
4. Jaspers: Arendt and Existenz Philosophy,
Notes,
References,
Index,

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