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Essays in understanding, 1930-1954

Author: Hannah Arendt; Jerome Kohn
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Few thinkers have tackled the political horrors and complexities of this century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. A philosophic champion of human freedom, she was among the first to draw the now-evident parallel between Nazism and Bolshevism and to identify totalitarianism as a threat inherent to the modern world. Jerome Kohn, Arendt's longtime assistant, has compiled, edited,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Essays in understanding, 1930-1954.
New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., ©1994
(OCoLC)624599750
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Arendt; Jerome Kohn
ISBN: 0151728178 9780151728176
OCLC Number: 28221793
Description: xxxi, 458 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "What remains? : the language remains" : a conversation with Günter Gaus --
Augustine and Protestantism --
Philosophy and sociology --
Søren Kierkegaard --
Friedrich von Gentz --
Berlin Salon --
On the emancipation of women --
Franz Kafka : a revaluation --
Foreign affairs in the foreign-language press --
Approaches to the "German problem" --
Organized guilt and universal responsibility --
Nightmare and flight --
Dilthey as philosopher and historian --
The seeds of a fascist International --
Christianity and revolution --
Power politics triumphs --
No longer and not yet --
What is existential philosophy? --
French existentialism --
The ivory tower of common sense --
The image of hell --
The nation --
Dedication to Karl Jaspers --
Rand School lecture --
Religion and the intellectuals --
Social science techniques and the study of concentration camps --
The aftermath of Nazi rule : report from Germany. The eggs speak up --
At table with Hitler --
Mankind and terror --
Understanding and politics (the difficulties of understanding) --
On the nature of totalitarianism : an essay in understanding --
Heidegger the fox --
Understanding Communism --
Religion and politics --
The ex-Communists --
A reply to Eric Voegelin --
Dream and nightmare --
Europe and the atom bomb --
The threat of conformism --
Concern with politics in recent European philosophical thought.
Responsibility: Hannah Arendt ; edited by Jerome Kohn.

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Few thinkers have tackled the political horrors and complexities of this century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. A philosophic champion of human freedom, she was among the first to draw the now-evident parallel between Nazism and Bolshevism and to identify totalitarianism as a threat inherent to the modern world. Jerome Kohn, Arendt's longtime assistant, has compiled, edited, and annotated her manuscripts for publication, beginning with some of her earliest published work and including essays on Augustine, Rilke, Kierkegaard, and figures of the nineteenth-century "Berlin Salon"; the loyalties of immigrant groups within the United States; the unification or "federation" of Europe; "the German problem"; religion, politics, and intellectual life; the dangers of isolation and careerism in American society; the logical consequences of "scientific" theories of Nature and History; the terror that was the organizing principle of both the Nazi and the Communist states. Two seminal essays have never before been published in complete form: "On the Nature of Totalitarianism: An Essay in Understanding" (1953) and "Concern with Politics in Recent European Philosophical Thought" (1954).

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