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The Resource Hannah Arendt and the specter of totalitarianism, Marilyn LaFay

Hannah Arendt and the specter of totalitarianism, Marilyn LaFay

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Hannah Arendt and the specter of totalitarianism
Title
Hannah Arendt and the specter of totalitarianism
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn LaFay
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book treats Hannah Arendt as a distinctly political writer who attempts to carve out a way in which humanity, poised between the Holocaust and the atom bomb, might reclaim its position as the creators of a world fit for human habitation. Marilyn LaFay argues that Arendt tries to bring a humanity into modernity, rejecting the argument that Arendt is an 'antimodernist lover of the Greek polis.' Rather, Arendt tries to politically reconcile the potential of humanity with the demands of the modern condition: she encourages us to locate and use the expressive element of the modern for our political ends. This work identifies the paradox of Arendt's choice of an expressive, existentialist interpretation of politics over that of a politics of vision and imagination, concluding that Arendt's politics leads to little more than political aesthetics"--
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LaFay, Marilyn
Dewey number
320.53
Index
index present
LC call number
JC251.A74
LC item number
L32 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical political theory and radical practice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Totalitarianism
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Humanism
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism
Label
Hannah Arendt and the specter of totalitarianism, Marilyn LaFay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Love and Saint Augustine: the abstracted neighbor -- 2. Rahel Varnhagen: the strangeness of me -- 3. The origins of totalitarianism: a surfeit of superfluousness -- 4. Eichmann in Jerusalem: the crisis of conscience -- 5. On revolution: the fragility of rights -- 6. Arendt's public sphere: locating a political existential -- 7. The encumbrance of history
Control code
860943881
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781137392954
Lccn
2013033219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860943881
Label
Hannah Arendt and the specter of totalitarianism, Marilyn LaFay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Love and Saint Augustine: the abstracted neighbor -- 2. Rahel Varnhagen: the strangeness of me -- 3. The origins of totalitarianism: a surfeit of superfluousness -- 4. Eichmann in Jerusalem: the crisis of conscience -- 5. On revolution: the fragility of rights -- 6. Arendt's public sphere: locating a political existential -- 7. The encumbrance of history
Control code
860943881
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781137392954
Lccn
2013033219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860943881

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