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Politics in Dark Times : Encounters with Hannah Arendt.

Author: Seyla Benhabib
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Benhabib, Seyla.
Politics in Dark Times : Encounters with Hannah Arendt.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seyla Benhabib
ISBN: 9780511900808 0511900805
OCLC Number: 689996303
Description: 1 online resource (410 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Freedom, Equality, and Responsibility; Sovereignty, the Nation-State, and International Law; Politics in Dark Times; Judging Evil; PART I: FREEDOM, EQUALITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY; 1 Arendt on the Foundations of Equality; 2 Arendt's Augustine; 3 The Rule of the People: Arendt, Arche, and Democracy; 4 Genealogies of Catastrophe: Arendt on the Logic and Legacy of Imperialism; 5 On Race and Culture: Hannah Arendt and Her Contemporaries; PART II: SOVEREIGNTY, THE NATION-STATE, AND THE RULE OF LAW. 6 Banishing the Sovereign?: Internal and External Sovereignty in Arendt7 The Decline of Order: Hannah Arendt and the Paradoxes of the Nation-State; 8 The Eichmann Trial and the Legacy of Jurisdiction; 9 International Law and Human Plurality in the Shadow of Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt and Raphael Lemkin; PART III: POLITICS IN DARK TIMES; 10 In Search of a Miracle: Hannah Arendt and the Atomic Bomb; 11 Hannah Arendt between Europe and America: Optimism in Dark Times; 12 Keeping the Republic: Reading Arendt's On Revolution after the Fall of the Berlin Wall; PART IV: JUDGING EVIL. 13 Are Arendt's Reflections on Evil Still Relevant?14 Banality Reconsidered; 15 The Elusiveness of Arendtian Judgment; 16 Existential Values in Arendt's Treatment of Evil and Morality; Index.

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