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Hannah Arendt, Essays in Understanding

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Hannah Arendt, Essays in UnderstandingEssays in Understanding
1930 — 1954

Hannah Arendt

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Harcourt Brace
eerste editie: 1994
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 9780151728176
pagina’s: 458

verworven via: Abebooks

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of Arendt’s writings from the 1930s, 1940s, and into the 1950s. Included here are illuminating discussions of St. Augustine, existentialism, Kafka, and Kierkegaard: relatively early examinations of Nazism, responsibility and guilt, and the place of religion in the modern world: and her later investigations into the nature of totalitarianism that Arendt set down after The Origins of Totalitarianism was published in 1951. The body of work gathered in this volume gives us a remarkable portrait of Arendt’s developments as a thinker—and confirms why her ideas and judgments remain as provocative and seminal today as they were when she first set them down.

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