Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt pdf epub fb2

Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib pdf epub fb2

Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt Author: Seyla Benhabib
Title: Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt
ISBN: 0521763703
ISBN13: 978-0521763707
Other Formats: rtf azw txt lit
Pages: 408 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 25, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1881 kb
Size EPUB version: 1315 kb
Subcategory: Politics & Government




This outstanding collection of essays explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events unfolding since September 11, 2001, and engages in a contentious dialogue with one of the greatest political thinkers of the past century, with the conviction that she remains one of our contemporaries. Themes such as moral and political equality, action and natality, and judgment and freedom are reevaluated with fresh insights by a group of thinkers who are themselves well known for their original contributions to political thought. Other essays focus on novel and little-discussed themes in the literature by highlighting Arendt's views of sovereignty, international law and genocide, nuclear weapons and revolutions, imperialism and Eurocentrism, and her contrasting images of Europe and America. Each essay displays not only superb Arendt scholarship but also stylistic flair and analytical tenacity.