Hannah Arendt

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Created on: 15 May 2012
In tribute to the German political theorist Hannah Arendt (1905-1975).

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one of the most influential political theorist of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of Jewish refugee organisations. In 1941 she immigrated to the United States and soon became part of a lively intellectual circle in New York. She held a number of academic positions at various American universities until her death in 1975. She is best known for two works that had a major impact both within and outside the academic community. The first, The Origins of Totalitarianism, published in 1951, was a study of the Nazi and Stalinist regimes that generated a wide-ranging debate on the nature and historical antecedents of the totalitarian phenomenon. The second, The Human Condition, published in 1958, was an original philosophical study that investigated the fundamental categories of the vita activa (labor, work, action). In addition to these two important works, Arendt published a number of influential essays on topics such as the nature of revolution, freedom, authority, tradition and the modern age. At the time of her death in 1975, she had completed the first two volumes of her last major philosophical work, The Life of the Mind, which examined the three fundamental faculties of the vita contemplativa (thinking, willing, judging).

In: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arendt/

See also: http://www.hannaharendt.net/index.php/han



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  • crimsonsamura1

    does anyone have any recordings of her work/interviews? Everything I've found on youtube is in German.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Forteski

    Okay, I'll check, thanks!

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • soestdyik

    I have some small stories from the Hebrew in the above blog entries written ,wishes in the reading a lot of pleasure .Soestdyik Ich habe einige kleine Geschichten aus dem Hebräischen oben in den Blogeinträgen geschrieben ,wünsche bei dem Lesen viel Vergnügen .Soestdyik

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Forteski

    Hannah Arendt ist in der Tat groß. Ich mag auch ihre Arbeit. Vielen Dank für Ihre Teilnahme, Manfriet!

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • soestdyik

    Danke für die Aufnahme in dieser Gruppe . Hannah Arendt ist eine grosse Wissenschaftlerin die ich sehr verehre .

    27 Jun 2012 Reply