Reluctant Modernism Of Hannah Arendt / Edition 1

Reluctant Modernism Of Hannah Arendt / Edition 1

by Seyla Benhabib
     
 

This new edition of a 2000 book published by AltaMira includes a new preface and a new series introduction. Benhabib (political science and philosophy, Yale U.) offers a philosophical reassessment of the works of Hannah Arendt, identifying two strands of her thought as owing competing allegiances to the works of Walter Benjamin and her onetime lover, Martin Heidegger.… See more details below

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This new edition of a 2000 book published by AltaMira includes a new preface and a new series introduction. Benhabib (political science and philosophy, Yale U.) offers a philosophical reassessment of the works of Hannah Arendt, identifying two strands of her thought as owing competing allegiances to the works of Walter Benjamin and her onetime lover, Martin Heidegger. This competition allows us, she argues, to "think with Arendt against Arendt." More sympathetic to the Benjamin strain, she argues that Arendt differed from Heidegger in important ways because of her position as a German Jewish woman attempting to understand the rise of totalitarianism. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521506
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Mondernity and Political Thought Series
Edition description:
First Edition 2003
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Series Editor's Introduction
Introduction: Why Hannah Arendt?
1The Pariah and Her Shadow: Hannah Arendt's Biography of Rahel Varnhagen1
2Jewish Politics and German "Existenz Philosophy": The Sources of Hannah Arendt's Thought35
3The Destruction of the Public Sphere and the Emergence of Totalitarianism62
4The Dialogue with Martin Heidegger: Arendt's Ontology of The Human Condition102
5The Art of Making and Subverting Distinctions: With Arendt, Contra Arendt123
6From the Problem of Judgment to the Public Sphere: Rethinking Hannah Arendt's Political Theory172
AppThe Personal is not the Political221
Bibliography235
Index249
About the Author261

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