Hannah Arendt : a very short introduction / Dana Villa.

Author
Villa, Dana Richard [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2023.
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Very short introductions [More in this series]
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The book provides an overview of Hannah Arendt’s (1906‒75) contributions to political thought and philosophy, along with a sketch of her dramatic life story. A German-Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Germany, Arendt escaped to America and became one of its most respected political thinkers and public intellectuals. The book provides summary and discussion of Arendt’s primary works, including The Origins of Totalitarianism, Eichmann in Jerusalem, The Human Condition, On Revolution, and the posthumously published The Life of the Mind. It also examines criticisms of her work, and dispels some common but surprisingly widespread misinterpretations.
Contents
  • 1. A life in dark times
  • 2. The nature and roots of totalitarianism
  • 3. Political freedom, the public realm, and the vita activa
  • 4. Revolution, constitution, and the “social question”
  • 5. Judging, thinking, and willing.
ISBN
  • 0-19-253363-0
  • 0-19-253362-2
  • 0-19-184477-2
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