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The origin of the political : Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Author: Roberto Esposito
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Series: Commonalities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century's most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer's Iliad as the common origin and point of departure for our understanding of Western philosophical and political traditions, the text examines the foundational relation between war and the political.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Esposito, Roberto, 1950-
Origin of the political.
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016051374
(OCoLC)960836479
Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Simone Weil; Simone Weil; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Simone Weil
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Esposito
ISBN: 9780823276295 0823276295 9780823277001 0823277003 9780823276288 0823276287
OCLC Number: 976434311
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Partitions --
Truth --
Principium and Initium --
Beginn, Anfang, Ursprung --
Polemos/Polis --
The third origin --
Nothingness --
Forces --
In common --
Imperium --
Topologies --
In the grip of love --
The final battle.
Series Title: Commonalities.
Other Titles: Origine della politica.
Responsibility: Roberto Esposito ; translated by Vincenzo Binetti and Gareth Williams.
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This work explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century's most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer's Iliad as the common origin and point of departure for our understanding of Western philosophical and political traditions, the text examines the foundational relation between war and the political.

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"For Esposito, thought does not just fight-it is the fight itself. Esposito moves on the basis of a fundamental ontology of war, which marks what a previous tradition would have called "the unity of Read more...

 
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