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Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism, and the social sciences

Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism, and the social sciences

Author: Peter Baehr
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century. It focuses on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely unprecedented regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued it. A sociologist who is a critical admirer of Arendt, Baehr looks sympathetically at Arendt's objections to social science and shows that her  Read more...
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Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Baehr
ISBN: 9780804756501 0804756503
OCLC Number: 672227992
Description: 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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A study of Hannah Arendt's indictment of social science, approaches to totalitarianism (Bolshevism and National Socialism), and of the robust responses of her contemporary sociological critics:  Read more...


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"Although modest in its stated ambitions, the book is virtuous in ways that few works of contemporary sociology are and implicitly beckons others to follow in its footsteps . . . [Baehr's book] gives Read more...

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