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New PDF release: Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question

By Richard J. Bernstein

ISBN-10: 0745617069

ISBN-13: 9780745617060

ISBN-10: 0745617077

ISBN-13: 9780745617077

Hannah Arendt is more and more recognized as essentially the most unique social and political thinkers of the 20th century. during this vital publication, Richard Bernstein units out to teach that a number of the most vital topics in Arendt's pondering have their origins of their disagreement with the Jewish query. by way of drawing close her mature paintings from this attitude, we will achieve a richer and extra sophisticated take hold of of her major principles.

Bernstein discusses a number of the key reviews and occasions in Arendt's lifestyles tale in an effort to exhibit how they formed her considering. He examines her contrast among the Jewish parvenu and the pariah, and indicates how the unsleeping pariah turns into a foundation for realizing the autonomous philosopher. Arendt's inner most insights approximately politics emerged from her reflections on statelessness, that have been in response to her personal reviews as a stateless individual. via confronting the horrors of totalitarianism and the focus camps, Arendt built her personal certain figuring out of genuine politics - the politics required to precise our humanity and which totalitarianism sought to destroy.

Finally, Bernstein takes up Arendt's main issue with the phenomenon of the banality of evil. He follows her use of Eichmann which will discover how the failure to imagine and to pass judgement on is the foremost for greedy this new phenomenon.

Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question deals a brand new interpretation of Arendt and her paintings - one that situates her in her historic context as an engaged Jewish intellectual.

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