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Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism, and the social sciences

Author: Peter Baehr
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010.
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This work examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the 20th century. It focuses on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely unprecedented regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued it.
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Baehr, Peter.
Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism, and the social sciences.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009029107
(OCoLC)428436735
Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Baehr
ISBN: 9780804774215 0804774218 0804756503 9780804756501
OCLC Number: 648760602
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 231 pages)
Contents: Hannah Arendt's indictment of social science --
"Totalitarianism" in the dialogue of David Riesman and Hannah Arendt --
Ideology, terror and the "mysterious margin" : Raymond Aron versus Hannah Arendt --
Totalitarianism as a secular religion : the dispute between Hannah Arendt and Jules Monnerot --
Concluding reflections : a new constellation of terror.
Responsibility: Peter Baehr.

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