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The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt / Edition 1
     

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt / Edition 1

by Seyla Benhabib
 

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ISBN-10: 0742521508

ISBN-13: 9780742521506

Pub. Date: 07/23/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work.

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The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521506
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/23/2003
Series:
Modernity and Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionix
Series Editor's Introductionxxiii
Introduction: Why Hannah Arendt?xxxvii
1The Pariah and Her Shadow: Hannah Arendt's Biography of Rahel Varnhagen1
A Methodological Preamble1
Rahel Levin Varnhagen's Quest for the "World"5
The Salons as Female "Public Sphere"14
The Rise of the Social22
2Jewish Politics and German "Existenz Philosophy": The Sources of Hannah Arendt's Thought35
Constructing a Homeland for a Worldless People35
What Is "Existenz Philosophy"?47
The Concept of the "World" in Martin Heidegger's: Being and Time51
3The Destruction of the Public Sphere and the Emergence of Totalitarianism62
Methodological and Historiographic Puzzles of Arendt's: Origins of Totalitarianism63
Empirical-Analytical Aspects of Arendt's Theory of Totalitarianism69
Imperialism and the End of the "Rights of Man"75
Imperialism and the Dilemmas of the Modern Nation-State77
The Politics of Memory and the Morality of Historiography86
The Theorist as Storyteller91
4The Dialogue with Martin Heidegger: Arendt's Ontology of The Human Condition102
The Meaning of Heidegger's Silence102
Plurality, the World, and the Solipsism of Heidegger's Ontology104
Action, Narrative, and the Web of Stories107
Aristotle, Arendt, and Heidegger114
5The Art of Making and Subverting Distinctions: With Arendt, Contra Arendt123
The Ontological and Institutional Dimensions of the Public Sphere123
The Continuing Struggle with Karl Marx130
The Social and the Political: An Untenable Divide138
6From the Problem of Judgment to the Public Sphere: Rethinking Hannah Arendt's Political Theory172
Thinking and Judging: Rereading Eichmann in Jerusalem173
Judgment in Kant's Moral Philosophy and Arendt's Reappropriation185
The Missing Normative Foundations of Arendtian Politics193
From Public Space to Public Sphere: Hannah Arendt and Jurgen Habermas199
The Contested Public Sphere: Arendt, Habermas, and Beyond203
Rethinking Privacy211
AppendixThe Personal is not the Political221
Bibliography235
Index249
About the Author261

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