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Title Hannah Arendt : critical essays / edited by Lewis P. Hinchman and Sandra K. Hinchman.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 1994.

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Series SUNY series in political theory. Contemporary issues
SUNY series in political theory. Contemporary issues.
Subject Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Political science.
Alt Name Hinchman, Lewis P.
Hinchman, Sandra, 1950-
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 422 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-406) and index.
Contents Is totalitarianism a new phenomenon? : reflections on Hannah Arendt's Origins of totalitarianism / John L. Stanley -- Hannah Arendt and the politics of evil / Berel Lang -- Thinking and moral considerations : Socrates and Arendt's Eichmann / Joseph Beatty -- Explaining dark times : Hannah Arendt's theory of theory / David Luban -- Hannah Arendt and the redemptive power of narrative / Seyla Benhabib -- Existentialism politicized : Arendt's debt to Jaspers / Lewis P. Hinchman and Sandra K. Hinchman -- Politics as culture : Hannah Arendt and the public realm / Margaret Canovan -- Hannah Arendt's communications concept of power / Jurgen Habermas -- Hannah Arendt and feminist politics / Mary G. Dietz -- Justice : on relating private and public / Hanna Fenichel Pitkin -- Hannah Arnedt : democracy and the political / Sheldon S. Wolin -- Hannah Arendt's argument for council democracy / John F. Sitton.
Reflections on Hannah Arendt's The life of the mind / Elisabeth Young-Bruehl -- Judging in a world of appearances : a commentary on Hannah Arendt's unwritten finale / Ronald Beiner.
Summary This work presents both the range of Arendt's political thought and the patterns of controversy it has elicited. The essays are arranged in six parts around important themes in Arendt's work: totalitarianism and evil; narrative and history; the public world and personal identity; action and power; justice, equality, and democracy; and thinking and judging. Despite such thematic diversity, virtually all the contributors have made an effort to build bridges between interest-driven politics and Arendt's Hellenic/existential politics. Although some are quite critical of the way Arendt develops her theory, most sympathize with her project of rescuing politics from both the foreshortening glance of the philosopher and its assimilation to social and biological processes. This volume treats Arendt's work as an imperfect, somewhat time-bound but still invaluable resource for challenging some of our most tenacious prejudices about what politics is and how to study it.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 0585076219 (electronic bk.)
9780585076218 (electronic bk.)
9780791418536 (alk. paper)
0791418537 (alk. paper)
9780791418543 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0791418545 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781438406749
1438406746
0791418537
0791418545
OCLC # 42855921
Additional Format Print version: Hannah Arendt. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1994 0791418537 (DLC) 93003844 (OCoLC)27937200
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction 
1Is Totalitarianism a New Phenomenon? Reflections on Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism / John L. Stanley7
2Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Evil / Berel Lang41
3Thinking and Moral Considerations: Socrates and Arendt's Eichmann / Joseph Beatty57
4Explaining Dark Times: Hannah Arendt's Theory of Theory / David Luban79
5Hannah Arendt and the Redemptive Power of Narrative / Seyla Benhabib111
6Existentialism Politicized: Arendt's Debt to Jaspers / Lewis P. Hinchman, Sandra K. Hinchman143
7Politics as Culture: Hannah Arendt and the Public Realm / Margaret Canovan179
8Hannah Arendt's Communications Concept of Power / Jurgen Habermas211
9Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics / Mary G. Dietz231
10Justice: On Relating Private and Public / Hanna Fenichel Pitkin261
11Hannah Arendt: Democracy and the Political / Sheldon S. Wolin289
12Hannah Arendt's Argument for Council Democracy / John F. Sitton307
13Reflections on Hannah Arendt's The Life of the Mind / Elisabeth Young-Bruehl335
14Judging in a World of Appearances: A Commentary on Hannah Arendt's Unwritten Finale / Ronald Beiner365
 Bibliography389
 Contributors407
 Index411


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