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Macht und Gewalt im Widerstreit : politisches Denken nach Hannah Arendt

Author: Katrin Meyer
Publisher: Basel : Schwabe Verlag, [2016]
Series: Schwabe reflexe, 47.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : GermanView all editions and formats
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The philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) strongly challenged the political theory of the 20th century by positing a momentous conceptual distinction. In her books The Human Condition, On Revolution, and On Violence, she developed the thesis that power and violence are two political phenomena with opposite causes and effects and therefore have to be distinguished radically. Arendt re- reads the political history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har165025872
Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katrin Meyer
ISBN: 9783796535567 3796535569 9783796535611 3796535615
OCLC Number: 1048168133
Notes: Revised part of habilitation - Universität, Basel, 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages .).
Contents: Einleitung --
Macht ohne Gewalt : Arendts Vision sinnhafter Praxis --
Macht und Gewalt als Gegensatz --
Macht als gemeinsame Praxis und die Dialektik der Ermächtigung --
Ermöglichungsmacht : gemeinsam anfangen --
Politik und das Recht auf Teilhabe an Macht --
Machtteilung : Ambivalenzen der Macht bei Arendt --
Durchsetzungsmacht : die Macht der Mehrheit --
Machtteilung --
Agon und Antagonismus --
Neue Perspektiven auf Gewalt --
Macht und Gewalt im Widerstreit : Politisches Denken nach Arendt --
Auf der Suche nach der reinen potentia --
Der Zirkel von Macht und Gewalt nach Arendt und Foucault --
Intersektionale Machtteilung : die Bedeutung Arendts für feministische Politik und Theorie --
Nachweise und Danksagung --
Siglen --
Literaturverzeichnis.
Series Title: Schwabe reflexe, 47.
Responsibility: Katrin Meyer.

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The philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) strongly challenged the political theory of the 20th century by positing a momentous conceptual distinction. In her books The Human Condition, On Revolution, and On Violence, she developed the thesis that power and violence are two political phenomena with opposite causes and effects and therefore have to be distinguished radically. Arendt re- reads the political history of the present time in light of the contrast between power and violence, and establishes a new understanding of revolution and de- mocracy, economic rationality, and total domination. Her conviction that the freedom--related dimension of politics is measured by its ability to avoid and transform violence in its diverse facets serves as a starting point for her political philosophy. The present work analyzes Arendt’s political philosophy by placing its focus on her descriptive and normative distinction between power and violence. The contrast between both concepts offers a key to understanding important as- pects of Arendt’s political thinking that are not fully developed neither by Ar- endt herself nor in the literature on Arendt. One the one hand, this calls for a more detailed definition of both the concept of power, understood as the power to enable as well as the power to enforce, and the distinction between the con- cept of power and the concept of violence. On the other hand, Arendt’s em- phatic notion of power, understood as a practice of beginning, sharing, and participating, is to be critically examined with respect to its limitations and ex- clusions in order to demonstrate where in Arendt’s own theory of power violence is implicitly inscribed and how power and violence might interact on a political level. The book offers a detailed reconstruction of Arendt’s understand- ing of power and violence and discusses its actual relevance for a political the- ory of democratic practices.

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