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The Holocaust and the Intellectuals of the Fifties and Sixties

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

From 1945 to 1965, the Holocaust and the Nazi destruction of European Jewry came to occupy the attention of a small number of intellectuals whose work would have a significant impact on ... More


The Elusiveness of the Particular: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the subterranean affinities between Hannah Arendt and Theodor Adorno, two of the most famous exiles of the last century, through the so-called “Benjaminian moment” present in ... More


Whose Trial? Adolf Eichmann’s or Hannah Arendt’s?: The Eichmann Controversy Revisited

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Hannah Arendt's 1963 volume on Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil. Based on her coverage of the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem from April 11 to ... More


Legalism and Its Paradoxes in Judith Shklar’s Work

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by analyzing Judith Shklar's early book, Legalism. An Essay on Law, Morals and Politics, in which she distinguishes among aspects of legalism as ideology, as creative policy, and ... More


Political Engagement as Intrinsic Good: Arendt and Company

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's views on the intrinsic value of political engagement as well as her attitude toward moral engagement. It begins with a discussion of Arendt's visionary political ... More


Naked Life; Arendt and the Exile at Colonus

Cecilia Sjöholm

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The philosophical readings of Sophocles, from Hegel to Irigaray, have largely stuck to the tragedies as isolated plots, looking at Antigone or King Oedipus in their own right. Oedipus at Colonus, in ... More


The Man in the Glass Booth: Hannah Arendt's Irony

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Specialist is inspired by Hannah Arendt's famous account of the trial Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. The Adolf Eichmann trial demonstrated how the experience of ... More


Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Steven Aschheim (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and her ... More


Guilt versus Responsibility: A Reading and Partial Critique of Hannah Arendt

Iris Marion Young

in Responsibility for Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195392388
eISBN:
9780199866625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explicates the distinction between guilt and responsibility as it appears in Hannah Arendt's essays, “Organized Guilt and Universal Responsibility” and “Collective Responsibility.” It ... More


From the “Right to Have Rights” to the “Critique of Humanitarian Reason”

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Jacques Rancière's trenchant critique of Hannah Arendt, after briefly recalling Arendt's discussion of the right to have rights. It shows how Rancière not only misreads Arendt, ... More


A Generation's Response to Eichmann in Jerusalem

Cohen Richard I.

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

No single study of the Holocaust has come close to attracting the kind of public attention Eichmann in Jerusalem received. From its original publication in the New Yorker magazine in 1963 until ... More


The Grammar of Prudence: Arendt, Jaspers, and the Appraisal of Max Weber

Peter Baehr

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the exchange between Jaspers and Arendt over a problem — condensed in the name of Max Weber — that had first emerged specifically in their correspondence as early as January ... More


Exile Readings: Hannah Arendt's Library

Reinhard Laube

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the library of the philosopher and political thinker, Hannah Arendt (1906-1975). The library is a part of her literary effects that must first be ... More


Julia Kristeva and Female Genius

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to Julia Kristeva's discussion of female genius. It presents Kristeva's three biographical studies of Hannah Arendt (1999), Melanie Klein (2000), and Colette (2002), published ... More


The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book tells the story of the struggle to imagine new forms of justice after Nuremberg. Returning to the work of Hannah Arendt as a theoretical starting point, the author traces an aesthetics of ... More


Thinking politically: challenging public education

Helen M. Gunter

in The Politics of Public Education: Reform Ideas and Issues

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447339588
eISBN:
9781447339625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339588.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book presents a new conceptualisation, so-called Knowledgeable Polities, and identifies and deploys the Education Policy ... More


“The Odium of Doubtfulness”: Or the Vicissitudes of Arendt’s Metaphorical Thinking

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

in Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478123
eISBN:
9780801467394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Hannah Arendt’s study of the question of “style” in historiographical narration. It analyzes Arendt’s book, Origins of Totalitarianism, and determines her own style, while ... More


A Catholic Conversation with Hannah Arendt

James Bernauer, S.J.

in Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228119
eISBN:
9780823236985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228119.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the theological belief and philosophy of German Jewish theorist Hannah Arendt from a Catholic perspective. It delineates the common ground that Arendt puts forward for human ... More


Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt

Patricia Owens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199299362
eISBN:
9780191715051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299362.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This book studies war in the thought of one of the 20th-century's most important and original political thinkers, Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt's writing was fundamentally rooted in her understanding ... More


Hannah Arendt

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's ultimately futile efforts at revealing herself in the realm of the public against the backdrop of her concept of “self-revelation.” It first reads Uwe Johnson's ... More


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