The Portable Hannah Arendt

The Portable Hannah Arendt

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 458.13g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142437565
  • 9780142437568
  • 107,559

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.
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Table of contents

The Portable Hannah ArendtEditor's Introduction
Principal Dates
Bibliographical Notes
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
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
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
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