Politics, philosophy, terror : essays on the thought of Hannah Arendt (eBook, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Politics, philosophy, terror : essays on the thought of Hannah Arendt

Politics, philosophy, terror : essays on the thought of Hannah Arendt

Author: Dana Richard Villa
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1999.
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Hannah Arendt's rich and varied political thought is more influential today than ever before, due in part to the collapse of communism and the need for ideas that move beyond the old ideologies of the Cold War. As Dana Villa shows, however, Arendt's thought is often poorly understood, both because of its complexity and because her fame has made it easy for critics to write about what she is reputed to have said

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Richard Villa
ISBN: 069100935X 9780691009353 0691009341 9780691009346 9781400823161 1400823161
OCLC Number: 704482250
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2000
Description: 1 online resource (x, 266 Seiten)
Contents: Acknowledgments ix INTRODUCTION 3 CHAPTER ONE Terror and Radical Evil 11 CHAPTER Two Conscience, the Banality of Evil, and the Idea of a Representative Perpetrator 39 CHAPTER THREE The Anxiety of Influence: On Arendt's Relationship to Heidegger 61 CHAPTER FOUR Thinking and Judging 87 CHAPTER FIVE Democratizing the Agon: Nietzsche, Arendt, and the Agonistic Tendency in Recent Political Theory 107 CHAPTER SIX Theatricality and the Public Realm 128 CHAPTER SEVEN The Philosopher versus the Citizen: Arendt, Strauss, and Socrates 155 CHAPTER EIGHT Totalitarianism, Modernity, and the Tradition 180 CHAPTER NINE Arendt and Socrates 204 Abbreviations 219 Notes 221 Index 261
Responsibility: by Dana R. Villa.


Begins by focusing on some controversial aspects of Arendt's political thought. This title shows that Arendt's idea of the banality of evil - inspired by the trial of Adolf Eichmann - does not lessen  Read more...


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