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Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy

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Hannah Arendt's last philosophical work was an intended three-part project entitled The Life of the Mind. Unfortunately, Arendt lived to complete only the first two parts, Thinking and Willing. Of the third, Judging, only the title page, with epigraphs from Cato and Goethe, was found after her death. As the titles suggest, Arendt conceived of her work as roughly parallel t ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published September 15th 1989 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1982)
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Chedy Riahi
Nov 04, 2015 Chedy Riahi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عند تناول مؤلفات حنة آرندت في مسألة الحكم، تعترضنا عقبة واضحة: هناك نظريتان مختلفتان، وهذا الكتاب يوضح الفارق الرقيق بينهما، وهو تناول الحكم من جهة الحياة العملية و من جهة المتفرج. كل متابع لفكر حنة آرندت يعرف أن نظرية الحكم كانت تستطيع أن تكون تتويجا لمسيرتها، وحلا للمأزق الذي وصلت إليه في كتبها السابقة حول حرية الإرادة (وخاصة محاكمة آيخمان)، لكنها ماتت قبل إنهاء الكتاب حول الحكم ة الفلسفة السسياسية لكانط. ما نقرأه في هذا الكتاب هو مجموعة من المحاضرات و المحاولات التي ألقتها حنة آرندت دون أن تص ...more
Pierre E. Loignon
C’est en écoutant une entrevue télévisée où Michel Onfray m’avait laissé perplexe en évoquant la « dimension politique » de la pensée kantienne et surtout l’influence de cette dernière sur des gens comme Eichmann que je me suis senti interpellé à lire ce livre puisque, selon Onfray, c’est Arendt qui aurait mise en lumière cette dimension politique et ce lien entre Kant et la dimension administrative des camps de concentration nazis.
Ces affirmations m’apparaissaient extraordinairement surprenant
Yifan (Evan) Xu (Hsu)
Sep 08, 2014 Yifan (Evan) Xu (Hsu) rated it it was amazing




A Summary of Kant’s Political Philosophy

I – Liberalism 经典自由主义

Kant’s political philosophies are tremendously difficult to read and unde
Fabricio Terán
Un libro que intenta llenar el vacio de un libro que no se escribió (de Arendt) sobre otro libro que no se escribió (de Kant). Arendt intenta reconstruir en sus conferencias una filosofía política de Kant, no centrada en los actores políticos sino en los expectadores políticos (ej. los historiadores, los publicistas y lectores informados, etc.) pues sostiene que la relevancia de los acontecimiento políticos es mayor como un legado histórico para la humanidad que discute los eventos que para los ...more
Apr 08, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it
This is a published series of lectures. As such, it is an accessible discussion of Kant's political theory, but particuarlly as it pertains to judgment and the relationship between art and politics in Kant's theoretical framework. As always, Arendt is rigorous and insightful.
Dina Rahajaharison
"A la question 'Pourquoi y a-t-il des hommes plutôt que l'Homme ?', Kant aurait répondu : 'Afin qu'ils puissent se parler les uns aux autres.'"
Apr 05, 2012 Jonathon rated it really liked it
Hannah Arendt dissects specific texts of Kant's to create a political philosophy in her lectures on Kant. At times its quite good; at other parts I have no clue what the hell is going on. I enjoyed part 2, interpretive essay; because I understood most of it and wasn't as lost in part 1. Not that anyone cares...

I have posted the many many quotes I enjoyed from the book because I know you will not read this book (you have an attention span of a three year old and love everything convenient). So h
Pradnya Paramitha
May 11, 2014 Pradnya Paramitha rated it really liked it
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Confusing as always.

Semakin membingungkan jika lanjut membaca The Life Of Mind.
Filsuf memang menyebalkan.
Colm Gillis
Mar 30, 2016 Colm Gillis rated it it was amazing
Usually Arendt tends to be scatter-brained if always insightful but this set of lectures on a Kantian political philosophy is more coherent and worth reading. The central theme of the work is judgement and she draws out the implications of the main body of Kant's thought (which was non-political) to meditate on important concepts like Will. The book finishes with a lengthy discussion by the translator which is also interesting.
Jul 21, 2012 Rianor rated it it was amazing
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Refreshing analysis of Kant's work to dissolve his Political philosophy. Contrary to the title of the book, half of time it deals with matters of taste and it is very intriguing to see which of them stood the test of time and how it evolved from the 18th century.
Arendt puts in bits and pieces of her own and relates it to general observations as is her good habit, which makes it even more interesting read.
D.W. Miller
Oct 18, 2010 D.W. Miller rated it liked it
Interesting, and explores many convincing arguments on the nature of judgment, but overall, not entirely convincing.
mohamad reza hedayati
Mar 29, 2007 mohamad reza hedayati rated it really liked it
من این کتابو نخوندم اما عزت الله فولادوند خیلی از این کتاب تعریف کرده اگه نسخه ای از اون هست معرفی کنید
Jacob Israel Chilton
Jan 04, 2010 Jacob Israel Chilton rated it really liked it
Really helpful to read along with The Human Condition.
Sep 19, 2007 Carl rated it liked it
Surprisingly not-boriing.
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Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born into a German-Jewish family, she was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and lived in Paris for the next eight years, working for a number of Jewish refugee organisations. In 1941 she immigrated to the United States and soon became part of a lively intellectual circle in New York. She held a ...more
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