Between Past and Future

Between Past and Future : Eight Exercises in Political Thought

By (author) Professor Hannah Arendt , Introduction by Jerome Kohn


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Arendt describes the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill once more the vital essence of these concepts. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • 07 May 2007
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • 0143104810
  • 9780143104810
  • 32,581

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Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future (all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics). Jerome Kohn is the director of the Hannah Arendt Center at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.

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