Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question

Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question

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  • Electronic book text | 256 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745665691
  • 9780745665696

About Richard J. Bernstein

Richard J. Bernstein is Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. His previous books include The New Constellation.show more

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-Richard Bernstein's excellent study completely succeeds in reintegrating Hannah Arendt's disparate body of work around a central Jewish theme. This is a deeply thoughtful, challenging reading of a thinker whom Gershom Scholem perceptively called 'a daughter of our people.'- Jewish Chronicle -Highly readable.- German Politics -This is an extremely readable book which advances a straightforward and ungainsayable thesis: Hannah Arendt's concern with the Jewish question was central to the development of her theories. It is thus an interpretation of Arendt through the lens of her Jewish experience and has the freshness and vitality that Bernstein claims to have felt when he read her from such a perspective. Bernstein's book is a fascinating read ... one of its pleasure is the way that it opens the discussion. It does much else besides - for example, a re-examination of Arendt's concepts of the banality of evil and radical evil. Whatever you think of the arguments, you will enjoy the read, whether you are using the book as an introduction to her thought, or are looking for fresh insights into Arendt. It is a real accomplishment to have written a study that works on both levels.- Radical Philosophy "Richard Bernstein's excellent study completely succeeds in reintegrating Hannah Arendt's disparate body of work around a central Jewish theme. This is a deeply thoughtful, challenging reading of a thinker whom Gershom Scholem perceptively called 'a daughter of our people.'" Jewish Chronicle "Highly readable." German Politics "This is an extremely readable book which advances a straightforward and ungainsayable thesis: Hannah Arendt's concern with the Jewish question was central to the development of her theories. It is thus an interpretation of Arendt through the lens of her Jewish experience and has the freshness and vitality that Bernstein claims to have felt when he read her from such a perspective. Bernstein's book is a fascinating read ... one of its pleasure is the way that it opens the discussion. It does much else besides - for example, a re-examination of Arendt's concepts of the banality of evil and radical evil. Whatever you think of the arguments, you will enjoy the read, whether you are using the book as an introduction to her thought, or are looking for fresh insights into Arendt. It is a real accomplishment to have written a study that works on both levels." Radical Philosophyshow more

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