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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 labor; her writings on politics and ethics; and a section on truth and the role of the intellectual.

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Essential writings by one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century

Synopsis:

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 labor; her writings on politics and ethics; and a section on truth and the role of the intellectual.

Edited by Peter Baehr.

About the Author

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was born in Hanover, Germany, and came to the United States as a refugee from the Nazis in 1940. A philosopher and political theorist, she held several academic posts, most notably at the New School for Social Research beginning in 1967.

Peter Baehr teaches in the department of politics and sociology at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

The Portable Hannah Arendt Editor'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

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437568
Author:
Baehr, Peter R.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Baehr, Peter
Author:
Arendt, Hannah
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Social ethics
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penquin classics
Series Volume:
11541
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.76x6.36x1.11 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , 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 labor; her writings on politics and ethics; and a section on truth and the role of the intellectual.

Edited by Peter Baehr.

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