A good and dignified life : the political advice of Hannah Arendt and Rosa Luxemburg / Joke J. Hermsen ; translated from the Dutch by Brendan Monaghan.

Author
Hermsen, Joke J. (Joke Johannetta), 1961- [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, [2022]
  • ©2022
Description
149 pages ; 21 cm.

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Series
  • Margellos world republic of letters book [More in this series]
  • A Margellos world republic of letters book
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Summary note
January 2019 marked the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, a Polish-German revolutionary whose actions provided long-lasting contributions to political philosophy and whose ideas on citizen councils, participative democracy, and imperialist capitalism greatly influenced Hannah Arendt's life and thought. In this book, Joke J. Hermsen explores the ways in which Luxemburg's life shaped Arendt's philosophy, and she investigates how the insights of both Luxemburg and Arendt may help us move toward a more sustainable and just contemporary society.0 Hermsen tracks the feminist underpinnings of radical politics in the twentieth century through the lives of these two women; how the tragic ending of Rosa Luxemburg's life and Arendt's keen empathy for her legacy provide poignant inspiration. In the end, this book dramatizes the challenges put to us through these women's works: What is it to be a human being? How do we lead a good and dignified life?
Notes
First published in Dutch as: Het tij keren : met Rosa Luxemburg en Hannah Arendt en Ernst Bloch. Amsterdam : Prometheus, 2019.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-148).
Language note
Translated from the Dutch.
Other title(s)
Good & dignified life
ISBN
  • 9780300259254 ((hardcover))
  • 0300259255 ((hardcover))
OCLC
1267753407
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