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Hannah Arendt
Swift Simon
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Hannah Arendt

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Hannah Arendt's work offers a powerful critical engagement with the cultural and philosophical crises of mid-twentieth-century Europe. Her idea of the banality of evil, made famous after her report on the trial of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, remains controversial to this day. In the face of 9/11 and the 'war on terror', Arendt's work on the politics of freedom a ...more
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published December 9th 2008 by Routledge (first published 2008)
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Proper introduction to the works of Hannah Arendt containing the controversies surrounding her writings, her judgement on concepts such as evil and totalitarianism and her legacy. Simon Swift connects Arendts work to those of others such as Orwell, Plato, Heidegger and Rousseau. He also explains certain philosophical terms whilst placing Arendt and her work in its context. Points out why Arendt is the odd one out in this collection of philosophers since she had the viewpoint that philosophy and ...more
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