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Hannah Arendt / Edition 1
     

Hannah Arendt / Edition 1

by Julia Kristeva, Ross Guberman
 

ISBN-10: 0231121032

ISBN-13: 9780231121033

Pub. Date: 06/25/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Centering on the theme of female genius, Hannah Arendt emphasizes three features of the philosopher's work. First, by exploring Arendt's critique of Saint Augustine and her biographical essay on Rahel Varnhagen, Kristeva accentuates Arendt's commitment to recounting lives and to narration. Second, Kristeva reflects on Arendt's perspective on Judaism, anti-Semitism,

Overview

Centering on the theme of female genius, Hannah Arendt emphasizes three features of the philosopher's work. First, by exploring Arendt's critique of Saint Augustine and her biographical essay on Rahel Varnhagen, Kristeva accentuates Arendt's commitment to recounting lives and to narration. Second, Kristeva reflects on Arendt's perspective on Judaism, anti-Semitism, and the "banality of evil." Finally, the biography brings together Arendt's intellectual itinerary, placing her enthusiasm for observing both social phenomena and political events in the context of her personal life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231121033
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/25/2003
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Bibliography
Notes
Female Genius: General Introduction
A Biography ``So Exposed''
Chapter 1: Life as a Narrative
Love According to Saint Augustine
Chapter 2: Superfluous Humanity
The Meaning of an Example: Rahel Varnhagen
Chapter 3: Thinking, Willing, and Judging
Arendt and Aristotle: A Defense of Narration
The Tale of the Twentieth Century
To Be Jewish
Among the Elements in the Structure
The Example of France
What Is Modern Anti-Semitism?
Imperialism . . . and Totalitarianism
The Banality of Evil
Faith and Revolution . . . in Society, That Sanctified Hearth
The ``Who'' and the Body
The Dialogue of the Thinking Ego: The ``Split,'' Melancholy, Tyranny
From the Interior Man to the Violence of the Life Process
The Taste of the Spectator: Toward a Political Philosophy
Judgment: Between Forgiveness and Promise


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