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Hannah Arendt: Politics, History and Citizenship Phillip Hansen

Hannah Arendt: Politics, History and Citizenship

Phillip Hansen

Published April 25th 2013
ISBN : 9780745666938
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269 pages
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The new study provides a fresh and timely reassessment of the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt. While analysing the central themes of Arendts work, Phillip Hansen also shows that her work makes a significant contribution to contemporaryMoreThe new study provides a fresh and timely reassessment of the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt. While analysing the central themes of Arendts work, Phillip Hansen also shows that her work makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates. Specifically, Hansen argues that Arendt provides a powerful account of what it means to think and act politically. This account can establish the grounds for a contemporary citizen rationality in the face of threat to a genuine politics.Amoung other issues, Hansen discusses Arendts conception of history and historical action- her account of politics and of the distinction between public and private- her analysis of totalitarianism as the most ominous form of false politics- and her treatment of revolution.The book is a balanced and opportune reappraisal of Arendts contributions to social and political theory. It will be welcomed by students and scholars in politics, sociology and philosophy.