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Although Hannah Arendt is considered one of the major contributors to social and political thought in the twentieth century, this is the first general anthology of her writings. This volume includes selections from her major works, including The Origins of Totalitarianism, Between Past and Future, Men in Dark Times, The Jew as Pariah, and The Human Condition, as well as many shorter writings and letters. Sections include extracts from her work on fascism, Marxism, and totalitarianism; her treatment of work and labour; her writings on politics and ethics; and a section on truth and the role of the intellectual.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 458.13g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142437565
  • 9780142437568
  • 36,398

About Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, and received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. In 1933, she was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo, after which she fled Germany for Paris, where she worked on behalf of Jewish refugee children. In 1937, she was stripped of her German citizenship, and in 1941 she left France for the United States. Her many books include The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), The Human Condition (1958) and Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), in which she coined the famous phrase 'the banality of evil'. She died in 1975.show more

Table of contents

The Portable Hannah ArendtEditor's Introduction Principal Dates Bibliographical Notes Acknowledgments I. Overview: What Remains? What Remains? The Language Remains: A Conversation with Günter Gaus II. Stateless Persons That "Infinitely Complex Red-tape Exixtence" From a Letter to Karl Jaspers The Perplexities of the RIghts of Man The Jewish Army-The Beginning of a Jewish Politics? Jewess and Shlemihl (1771-1795) Writing Rahel Varnhagen. From a Letter to Karl Jaspers III. Totalitarianism The Jews and Society Expansion Total Domination Organized Guilt and Universal Responsibility A Reply to Eric Voegelin IV. The Vita Activa Labor, Work, Action The Public and the Private Realm Reflections on Little Rock The Social Question The Concept of History: Ancient and Modern V. Banality and Conscience: The Eichmann Trial and its Implications From Eichmann in Jerusalem An Expert on the Jewish Question The Final Solution: Killing The Wannasee Conference, or Pontious Pilate Execusion Epilogue Postscript Holes of Oblivion: The Eichmann Trial and Totalitarianism. From a Letter to Mary McCarthy A Daughter of Out People A Response to Gershom Scholem From The Life of the Mind (volume 1) The Answer of Socrates The Two-in-One VI. Revolution Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) What Is Freedom? What Is Authority? The Revolutionary Tradition and Its Lost Treasure VII. Of Truth and Traps Heidegger the Fox Truth and Politics Permissionsshow more

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