Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt : History, Politics and Citizenship

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This is a reassessment of the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt. While analyzing the central themes of Arendt's work, Hansen also shows that her political thinking makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates. Among other issues, Hansen discusses Arendt's conception of history and historical action; her account of politics and of the distinction between the public and the private; her analysis of totalitarianism as the most ominous form of a "false" politics and her treatment of revolution and utopia. This book also relates Arendt's contributions to the views of contemporary social and political theorists including Jurgen Habermas and Claude Lefort.show more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745604870
  • 9780745604879

Table of contents

History and the decline of politics; freedom, action and public realm - Hannah Arendt's polis and the foundations of a genuine politics; the public realm and the modern age - "false" politics and the modern age; totalitarianism; revolution; what is thinking politically?; conclusion.show more

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