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Hannah Arendt

1st Edition

Edited by Amy Allen

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486 pages

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Hannah Arendt was one of the most original and influential social and political theorists of the 20th century. This volume brings together the most important English-language essays of the past 30 years on Arendt's unique and lasting contributions to social and political philosophy.

Table of Contents

Contents: Series preface; Introduction, Amy Allen; Part I Arendt's Reconceptualization of the Political: The contradictions of Hannah Arendt's political thought, Margaret Canovan; Freedom and worldliness in the thought of Hannah Arendt, George Kateb; Hannah Arendt's communications concept of power, Jürgen Habermas; Justice: on relating private and public, Hannah Fenichel Pitkin; Oases in the desert: Hannah Arendt on democratic politics, Jeffrey C. Isaac. Part II Arendt's Philosophical Lineage: Judging in a world of appearances: a commentary on Hannah Arendt's unwritten finale, Ronald Beiner; Beyond good and evil: Arendt, Nietzsche and the aestheticization of political action, Dana R. Villa; Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and the politics of remembrance, Jeffrey Andrew Barash. Part III Difference, Identity and Selfhood in Arendt: Hannah Arendt and the will, Suzanne Jacobitti; Arendt, identity, and difference, B. Honig; Arendt and the shadow of the other, Johanna Meehan. Part IV Theorizing Dark Times: Totalitarianism, Eichmann, and Evil: Hannah Arendt and the redemptive power of narrative, Seyla Benhabib; Common sense and political barbarism in the theory of Hannah Arendt, Sandra K. Hinchman; Holes of oblivion: the banality of radical evil, Peg Birmingham; Theaters of justice: Arendt in Jerusalem, the Eichmann trial, and the redefinition of legal meaning in the wake of the Holocaust, Shoshana Felman. Part V Critical Extensions/Appropriations: Arendt on Race, Gender and Sexuality: The moral costs of political pluralism: the dilemmas of difference and equality in Arendt's 'Reflections on Little Rock', James Bohman; Solidarity after identity politics: Hannah Arendt and the power of feminist theory, Amy Allen; Refiguring the Jewish question: Arendt, Proust, and the politics of sexuality, Morris Kaplan; Name index.

About the Editor

Amy Allen is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA.

About the Series

International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought

International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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PHILOSOPHY / General