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Bernstein, Richard J.

Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?

Bernstein, Richard J. - Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?, ebook

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Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies in contemporary life that continue to plague us. She developed a concept of politics and public freedom that serves as a critical standard for judging what is wrong with politics today.

Richard J. Bernstein argues that Arendt should be read today because her penetrating insights help us to think about both the darkness of our times and the sources of illumination. He explores her thinking about statelessness and refugees; the right to have rights; her critique of Zionism; the meaning of the banality of evil; the complex relations between truth, lying, power, and violence; the tradition of the revolutionary spirit; and the urgent need for each of us to assume responsibility for our political lives.

This short and very readable book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand the forces that are shaping our world today.

Keywords: Hannah Arendt, political theory, political philosophy, populism, totalitarianism, Donald Trump, Brexit, current events, 20th Century Philosophy, Democratic Theory, 20th Century Philosophy, Democratic Theory

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
120 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509528639
Printed ISBN
9781509528608

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