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The Portable Hannah Arendt Although Hannah Arendt is considered one of the major contributors to social and political thought in the twentieth century this is the first general anthology of her writings This volume includes se

  • Title: The Portable Hannah Arendt
  • Author: Hannah Arendt Peter Baehr
  • ISBN: 9780142437568
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Portable Hannah Arendt By Hannah Arendt Peter Baehr, Although Hannah Arendt is considered one of the major contributors to social and political thought in the twentieth century, this is the first general anthology of her writings This volume includes selections from her major works, including The Origins of Totalitarianism, Between Past and Future, Men in Dark Times, The Jew as Pariah, and The Human Condition, as well as maAlthough Hannah Arendt is considered one of the major contributors to social and political thought in the twentieth century, this is the first general anthology of her writings This volume includes selections from her major works, including The Origins of Totalitarianism, Between Past and Future, Men in Dark Times, The Jew as Pariah, and The Human Condition, as well as many shorter writings and letters Sections include extracts from her work on fascism, Marxism, and totalitarianism her treatment of work and labour her writings on politics and ethics and a section on truth and the role of the intellectual.

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    1. The Portable Hannah Arendt Penguin, New York, 2000 Hannah Arendt ignited controversy for writing what has become the best known addition to this anthology of her work, her coverage of the Eichmann trial, and a recent film seems to have rekindled the whole debate Her detractors have charged her with giving succour to that most evil of enemies, the Nazis, or at best that she was a good philosopher but a bad historian Until I have time to read her critics in detail, I personally thought I had bette [...]

    2. I had not previously read any of Arendt s works, so this was new to me Of course, this book represents snippets of her works, so I can t comment on them in their entirety But I found the material contained here very interesting and thought provoking She covers so many topics freedom, authority, totalitarianism, public vs private realms, etc and she set me pondering and stretching my mind for many evenings I enjoyed the way she wrestles with terms and concepts, tracing their historical developmen [...]

    3. This is a volume I d long been wanting to read I ve seen her cited in many places I enjoy the podcast Entitled Opinions out of Stanford and Robert Harrison is always talking about her in ways that caught my attention.This is not an easy read Some of her things on Stateless Persons, on Totalitarianism, on the Eichmann trial and the Final Solution, on Rosa Luxemburg, on Race Relations in the US were fascinating Rich in understanding, nuanced in expression, and well argued When she got into philos [...]

    4. I loved reading it, although it was a challenging read for me Spread throughout the book are true parcels of insight But there s also a lot of text that s hard to understand I don t know if it s Hannah Arendt or the consequence of being a selection of writings, but sometimes the argument seems to start in mid air en seems to lead nowhere in particular It feels like listening in awe to one of the most individual and intelligent thinkers of the previous century while she s talking to one of her fe [...]

    5. i can t say enough good things about the way arendt writes about our modern times and conditions i think she s razor sharp this is the kind of book i get in trouble with the library over i should probably buy it in the meantime, special shoutout to the labor, work, action essay here s a quote to give you an idea Action, the only activity that goes on directly between menrresponds to the human condition of plurality, to the fact that men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world While all [...]

    6. I purchased this online thinking that it was an anthology of Arendt s works I discovered to my surprise that it is an extensively expurgated version of her major pieces Arendt is challenging though that it is hard to work from fragmentary texts I will ultimately have to go to the originals My rating should apply to the editorial work that was done in this piece, rather than to Arendt s works in general On the positive side, I found the editor s introduction to be cleverly written and magisterial [...]

    7. As such collections encourage, I skimmed and skipped from selection to selection, spending the most time here with introductory material, letters and excerpts, and the material from Eichmann in Jerusalem A Report on the Banality of Evil That material was and remains shocking, and unlike the reactionary caricatures of Arendt s vision of Eichmann s role and significance, I find Arendt always lucid and utterly precise Her crime, if that is the word, is her cool and razor sharp style At the same tim [...]

    8. Let us return to Arendt in this age of Trump Arendt s account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann gave us the indelible phrase and much misunderstood notion of the banality of evil A journalist philosopher, Arendt suggests that the very worst deeds are not perpetrated by monsters but by ordinary people motivated by conformity and self interest.

    9. This volume is a very helpful introduction to the thought and writings of a remarkable and original political philosopher Her firsthand knowledge of Germany in the 1920 s and 1930 s, as well as European and US culture in the 30 s, 40 s, 50 s and later, her roots as an assimilated Jew in German and broader European culture, her knowledge, independence, originality, intelligence, and candor give her writing a freshness and relevance 50 years after these pieces were written What went on in Germany [...]

    10. Contains the jewel of her reporting on the Eichmann trial Did the Nazi regime work some magic on him Was he pre disposed to toe the line, regardless of what was being done Was he aware of what was to become of the Jews who he arranged to ship to the camps Wasn t the fact that the names for shipping were chosen by the Jewish community enough This creepy, thought provoking fact alone was worth the entire book For the answers to these and other pressing questions, read the book Also contains other [...]

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