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Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Peter Baehr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book examines the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century, focusing on Hannah Arendt's claim that totalitarianism was an entirely ... More


Introduction

in Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter introduces the nature of totalitarianism as interpreted by some of the finest minds of the twentieth century. Russian Bolshevism and German National Socialism, personified by Josef ... More


Hannah Arendt's Indictment of Social Science

in Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's critique of sociology. It starts by providing a summary of Arendt's theory of totalitarianism, before delineating the most common general objections that she ... More


Ideology, Terror, and the “Mysterious Margin”: Raymond Aron versus Hannah Arendt

in Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756501
eISBN:
9780804774215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756501.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Raymond Aron believed that the principal axis of division between totalitarianism and constitutional pluralism lay in the role of the political party. Hannah Arendt, by contrast, had little to say ... More


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