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Thinking Without A Banister

Author : Hannah Arendt
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Genre : Philosophy
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Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers—Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger—throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom. In 1951 she published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1958 The Human Condition, in 1961 Between Past and Future, in 1963 On Revolution and Eichmann in Jerusalem, in 1968 Men in Dark Times, in 1970 On Violence, in 1972 Crises of the Republic, and in 1978, posthumously, The Life of the Mind. Starting at the turn of the twenty-first century, Schocken Books has published a series of collections of Arendt’s unpublished and uncollected writings, of which Thinking Without a Banister is the fifth volume. The title refers to Arendt’s description of her experience of thinking, an activity she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood. (Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn)

The Freedom To Be Free

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 9780141994574
Genre : Philosophy
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'People can only be free in relation to one another.' Three exhilarating and inspiring essays in which the great twentieth-century political philosopher argues that there can be no freedom without politics, and no politics without freedom. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

Politics Without Vision

Author : Tracy B. Strong
ISBN : 9780226777467
Genre : Philosophy
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Politics without Vision takes up the thought of seven influential thinkers, each of whom attempted to construct a political solution to this problem: Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, Lenin, Schmitt, Heidegger, and Arendt. None of these theorists were liberals nor, excepting possibly Arendt, were they democrats—and some might even be said to have served as handmaidens to totalitarianism. And all to a greater or lesser extent shared the common conviction that the institutions and practices of liberalism are inadequate to the demands and stresses of the present times. In examining their thought, Strong acknowledges the political evil that some of their ideas served to foster but argues that these were not necessarily the only paths their explorations could have taken. By uncovering the turning points in their thought—and the paths not taken—Strong strives to develop a political theory that can avoid, and perhaps help explain, the mistakes of the past while furthering the democratic impulse.

Thinking Without A Banister

Author : Hannah Arendt
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Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophers—Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger—throughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom. In 1951 she published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1958 The Human Condition, in 1961 Between Past and Future, in 1963 On Revolution and Eichmann in Jerusalem, in 1968 Men in Dark Times, in 1970 On Violence, in 1972 Crises of the Republic, and in 1978, posthumously, The Life of the Mind. Starting at the turn of the twenty-first century, Schocken Books has published a series of collections of Arendt’s unpublished and uncollected writings, of which Thinking Without a Banister is the fifth volume. The title refers to Arendt’s description of her experience of thinking, an activity she indulged without any of the traditional religious, moral, political, or philosophic pillars of support. The book’s contents are varied: the essays, lectures, reviews, interviews, speeches, and editorials, taken together, manifest the relentless activity of her mind as well as her character, acquainting the reader with the person Arendt was, and who has hardly yet been appreciated or understood. (Edited and with an introduction by Jerome Kohn)

Violence

Author : Richard J. Bernstein
ISBN : 9780745678795
Genre : Political Science
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We live in a time when we are overwhelmed with talk and images ofviolence. Whether on television, the internet, films or the videoscreen, we can’t escape representations of actual orfictional violence - another murder, another killing spree in ahigh school or movie theatre, another action movie filled withimages of violence. Our age could well be called “The Age ofViolence” because representations of real or imaginedviolence, sometimes fused together, are pervasive. But what do wemean by violence? What can violence achieve? Are there limits toviolence and, if so, what are they? In this new book Richard Bernstein seeks to answer these questionsby examining the work of five figures who have thought deeply aboutviolence - Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, FrantzFanon, and Jan Assmann. He shows that we have much to learn fromtheir work about the meaning of violence in our times. Through thecritical examination of their writings he also brings out thelimits of violence. There are compelling reasons to commitourselves to non-violence, and yet at the same time we have toacknowledge that there are exceptional circumstances in whichviolence can be justified. Bernstein argues that there can be nogeneral criteria for determining when violence is justified. Theonly plausible way of dealing with this issue is to cultivatepublics in which there is free and open discussion and in whichindividuals are committed to listen to one other: when publicdebate withers, there is nothing to prevent the triumph ofmurderous violence.

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The Cambridge Companion To Hannah Arendt

Author : Dana Villa
ISBN : 0521645719
Genre : Philosophy
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A distinguished team of contributors examines the primary themes of Arendt's multi-faceted thought.

Der Briefwechsel

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : NWU:35556040782377
Genre : Jewish philosophers
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Arendt Levinas And A Politics Of Relationality

Author : Anya Topolski
ISBN : 9781783483433
Genre : Philosophy
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By bringing Hannah Arendt’s politics into dialogue with Emmanuel Levinas’ ethics, this book develops an approach to the political that is relational, inclusive, and empowering.

Imagining Australia

Author : Tony Birch
ISBN : UOM:39015059314537
Genre : History
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Introducing about Australia: Literature and culture.

Memoirs Of John Bannister Gibson Late Chief Justice Of Pennsylvania

Author : Thomas Paschall Roberts
ISBN : HARVARD:HN5ZBP
Genre : Judges
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European Judaism

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Genre : Judaism
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Feminist Politics

Author : Christa Rainwater
ISBN : UVA:X030103903
Genre : Philosophy
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This anthology of articles provides contemporary international feminist perspectives on issues of identity, agency, and difference as they pertain to both feminist politics in particular, and contemporary western politics more generally.

Cinematic Reflections On The Legacy Of The Holocaust

Author : Diana Diamond
ISBN : 9781351392525
Genre : Psychology
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An international group of psychoanalysts and film scholars address the enduring emotional legacy of the Holocaust in Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Particular focus is given to how second and third generation survivors have explored and confronted the psychic reverberations of Holocaust trauma in cinema. This book focuses on how film is particularly suited to depict Holocaust experiences with vividness and immediacy. The similarity of moving images and sound to our dream experience allows access to unconscious processing. Film has the potential to reveal the vast panorama of Holocaust history as well as its intrapsychic reverberations. Yet despite the recent prominence of Holocaust films, documentaries, and TV series as well as scholarly books and memoirs, these works lack a psychoanalytic optic that elucidates themes such as the repetition compulsion, survival guilt, disturbances in identity, and disruption of mourning that are underlying leitmotifs. Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust will be of great interest to psychoanalysts and therapists as well as to scholars in trauma, film, and Jewish studies. It is also of interest to those concerned with the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities and their long-term effects.

Reclaiming Universities From A Runaway World

Author : Melanie Walker
ISBN : UOM:39015058804942
Genre : Education
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This book examines the idea that the defining feature of academic professionalidentity is the search for understanding. The editors and contributors foster andcontribute to a debate around reviving the civic function and democratic valuesof public institutions serving the public good. The book shows how questions ofteaching, research, and management in universities are also questions about thestruggle over deliberative democracy. It demonstrates how higher education cancontribute to building a society that is prosperous and secure, compassionate,tolerant, and able to value and appreciate diversity.

The Active Spectator

Author : Hardy Ryan Fortson
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Addressing Ableism

Author : Jennifer Scuro
ISBN : 9781498540759
Genre : Philosophy
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Addressing Ableism is a set of philosophical meditations outlining the scale and scope of ableism. By explicating concepts like experience, diagnosis, precariousness, and prosthesis, Scuro maps out the institutionalized and intergenerational forms of this bias as it is analogous and yet also distinct from other kinds of dehumanization, discrimination, and oppression. This project also includes a dialogical chapter on intersectionality with Devonya Havis and Lydia Brown, a philosopher and writer/activist respectively. Utilizing theorists like Judith Butler, Tobin Siebers, Emmanuel Levinas, and Hannah Arendt to address ableism, Scuro thoroughly critiques the neoliberal culture and politics that underwrites ableist affections and phobias. This project exposes the many material and non-material harms of ableism, and it offers multiple avenues to better confront and resist ableism in its many forms. Scuro provides crucial insights into the many uninhabitable and unsustainable effects of ableism and how we might revise our intentions and desires for the sake of a less ableist world.

Modernity Justice And Community

Author : Maurizio Passerin d'Entrèves
ISBN : IND:30000112094093
Genre : Social Science
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Essays on Habermas, Arendt and Rawls.

Voices Of Democracy

Author : Bernard Murchland
ISBN : UOM:39015050028136
Genre : Political Science
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"Focusing on the problems and possibilities of democracy, this book examines the arguments against democracy, including the charge that it is under-going one of its periodic legitimacy crises, and the sources of its enduring appeal as a political regime. Lively and thought-provoking, Voices of Democracy confronts the very basis of our society in a way that stimulates a new appreciation of democracy and a genuine awareness of the need for reform in the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET.

New Women Of Spain

Author : Elisabeth de Sotelo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114777167
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of essays provides an insight into the status of feminist positions among female Spanish scholars. The focus is placed on the social and political achievements that feminism has attained since the transition to democracy in Spain. It gives an outline of the radical changes in the image of women. Above all, however, this reader illustrates the extent of academic research on feminist issues which has developed and become increasingly differentiated over the past 30 years. The book is a dramatic example of the explosive development of feminism and the new status of women in Spain.

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