Arendt /

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a philosopher and political theorist of astonishing range and originality and one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century. A former student of Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers, she fled Nazi Germany to Paris in 1933, and subsequently escaped from Vichy France...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Villa, Dana Richard (Author)
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2021.
Series:Routledge philosophers.
Table of Contents:
  • Life, influences, and central concerns. I. From Europe to America, philosophy to politics ; II. Praising politics after totalitarianism ; III. Locating Arendt in the political and philosophical landscape ; IV. Praxis, political thinking, and the role of the Ancient Greeks ; V. The traditional substitution of making for acting--a link to totalitarianism? ; VI. Alienation from the public world and the contemporary crisis ; Summary
  • Totalitarianism and political evil. I. The relation of Origins of totalitarianism to Arendt's later work ; II. Expansionism and the political emancipation of the bourgeoisie ; III. From race-thinking to racism in practice ; IV. Continental imperialism, tribal nationalism, and the pan-movements ; V. The decline of the nation-state: statelessness and the perplexities of the rights of man ; VI. The destruction of the European class system and the rise of totalitarian movements ; VII. Anti-Semitism ; VIII. Total domination and the destruction of human freedom ; IX. Ideaology and terror: totalitarianism as an unprecedented regime form ; Summary
  • Marx, labor, and the "rise of the social." I. Continuities and discontinuities ; II. Coming to terms with Marx and the tradition ; III. The public realm and the "rise of the social" ; IV. Labor and necessity ; Summary
  • Work, action, and the modern age. I. Work and the human article ; II. Action, meaning, and tangible freedom ; III. The modern age: world alienation and life as the highest good ; IV. Conclusion ; Summary
  • Revolution, constitution, authority. I. Violence and the meaning of revolution ; II. Historical necessity, the "social question" ; III. Republicanism, the "pursuit of happiness" and corruption ; IV. Power, promising, and authority ; V. Conclusion: self-assertion and self-grounding ; Summary
  • Judging. I. The place of judgment in Adrendt's thought ; II. Judging particulars: Eichmann in Jerusalem ; III. Thinking and judging: Socrates and Kant ; Summary
  • Thinking and willing. I. Thinking as a mental activity ; II. Willing and the "abyss of freedom" ; III. Conclusion ; Summary
  • Legacy.