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, JÃ¼rgen 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.
Amy Allen is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA.