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Essays in understanding, 1930-1954 : formation, exile, and totalitarianism

Author: Hannah Arendt; Jerome Kohn
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 1994.
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Essays in understanding, 1930-1954.
New York : Schocken Books, 1994
(OCoLC)639892008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Arendt; Jerome Kohn
ISBN: 9780307787033 0307787036
OCLC Number: 803473023
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Hannah Arendt ; edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn.

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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