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The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt : Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Hardcover) - Dana R. Villa

The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Hardcover)

By: Dana R. Villa (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th February 2001
ISBN: 9780521645713
Number Of Pages: 324

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Hannah Arendt was one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century, and her particular interests have made her one of the most frequently cited thinkers of our time. This volume examines the primary themes of her multi-faceted work, from her theory of totalitarianism and her controversial idea of the "banality of evil" to her classic studies of political action and her final reflections on judgment and the life of the mind. Each essay examines the political, philosophical, and historical concerns that shaped Arendt's thought.

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'A major challenge in putting together this collection was to achieve a balanced mix of contributions in which the generalist's need for broad coverage and the specialist's need for depth and nuance are equally met. The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt meets this challenge.' Canadian Journal of Political Science 'The companion is intended primarily for new readers and non-specialists. However, there is much to commend it also to advanced students and specialists.' Contemporary Political Theory

Introduction: The development of ArendtÆs political thought Dana Villa
Totalitarianism and Nationalism
ArendtÆs theory of totalitarianism: a reassessment Margaret Canovan
Arendt and nationalism Ronald Beiner
Political Evil and the Holocaust
ArendtÆs Eichmann in Jerusalem Seyla Benhabib
Arendt and the Holocaust Mary Dietz
Freedom and Political Action
Freedom: the priority of the political Jerome Kohn
Political action: its nature and advantages George Kateb
Arendt and the Ancients
ArendtÆs Hellenism J. Peter Euben
Athens and Rome Jacques Taminiaux
Equality and elitism in Arendt Hauke Brunkhorst
Revolution and Constitution
ArendtÆs constitutional politics Jeremy Waldron
Arendt on revolution Albrecht Wellmer
Judgment, Philosophy, and Thinking
ArendtÆs theory of judgment Maurizio Passerin dÆEntreves
Arendt on philosophy and politics Frederick M. Dolan
Arendt on thinking Richard J. Bernstein
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ISBN: 9780521645713
ISBN-10: 0521645719
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 15th February 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.58 x 14.94  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.52

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