Hanna Arendt (Könisgurg, 1906 - New York, 1975), political philosopher, was a student of Husserl, Jaspers and Heidegger. She received her doctorate at 22, University of Heidelberg. Persecuted for being Jewish, escaped the Nazis, going to France in 1933. From there, she was expatriated to the United States in 1941, becoming an American citizen in 1951. She was research director and visiting professor of many prestigious American Universities. Among the books she published, are: The Origins of Totalitarianism
In an attempt to compare Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt’s critiques of the rights of man as expressed in “On the Jewish Question” and “The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man,” in H. Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, considering their main arguments is inevitable. This article argues that both Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt’s critiques of the rights of man, for the most part, overlap and came from the same origin. The formulation of the question is of highly important for
Research Proposal for Master of Philosophy in Humanities Thesis Title: Historical Dimension of Action: Political Experience in Hannah Arendt’s Thought Name of Applicant: Sigmund Tung-tin WONG Application No.: 61600000141 Research Interest: History of Political Thought This page is left blank intentionally. CONTENTS Chapter 1: Statement of Purpose 1 Chapter 2: Research Questions 3 Chapter 3: Provisional Structural Design and Outline
Hannah Arendt 's coverage of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem brought her much controversy, partially, because she contradicted the common idea "that Eichmann was a monster," and did so in a mocking tone (Arendt, 276). She proposed that Eichmann was just a common man, not a monster. According to Hannah Arendt, the Third Reich was not made up entirely of individual monsters, but instead by law-abiding citizens influenced by this changed society. Close analysis of the last paragraph of Chapter VIII
Hannah Arendt one of the most influential scholars who defines Nazism as totalitarianism and describes totalitarianism as a novel form of government and domination (Arendt, 1953 : 303). Arendt explains how totalitarianism operates to transform the society into a total domination as follows, Wherever it rose to power, it developed entirely new political institutions and destroyed all social, legal and political institutions and destroyed all social, legal and political traditions of the country.
Hannah Arendt’s work Eichmann in Jerusalem details the infamous trial of the Nazi bureaucrat Adolf Eichmann. Her work explores a number of different issues that pervaded Western Europe in the 20th century, but the notion of complicity is particularly elucidated. The complicity of Adolf Eichmann, or any German civil worker during the Nazi regime, is certainly a nebulous question. After a lengthy and frustrating trial, Eichmann is convicted of all fifteen counts of the indictment and sentenced to the
discussing and referring to Hannah Arendt’s essay On Violence (1969), Zizek 's essay Violence (2008) and Walter Benjamin’s essay Critique on violence (n.d.) in order to look at the notion of violence in Antigone written by Sophocles through theatrical terms. I will be focusing on the dramatization of some of the “events” that lead to the “ends” and the “means” and refer to the interruptions of these events (Arendt: 1969:4). BODY Concept of Violence in reference to Arendt Violence is defined synonymously
decision-making. It is a holistic approach which emerges out of the necessity to bridge a theoretical gap between the political and the technological, and to reunite the politico-technological framework with what, following Hans Jonas and Hannah Arendt (Jonas 1973, 1984; Arendt 1998), might be called an ethics of responsibility. Spinoza insists upon the positive connection between ontology and practical philosophy (Deleuze 1988). This key Spinozian insight may be seen as a guideline which will help to avoid
Servility Under Totalitarianism- An Analysis of Animal Farm Animal Farm written by George Orwell is a political fable style novel, and the story describes how animals in animal farm began to brew revolution, rise and final transformation”. The farm originally was hosted by a human being called Mr. Jones, who made oppression, resistance to animals and later was expelled by animals under the leadership of the the pigs. Animals here realized "the masters" desire, then the farm was renamed "animal farm"
study of international law. His book Politics among Nations was published in 1948.He wrote about international politics and United States foreign policy. He had some similarity with many renowned intellectuals of his time such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Hannah Arendt and George F. Kennan. Morgan Thou was a consultant in U.S. Department of State when Kennan headed policy planning staff in the cold war time and a second time during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations but then he was dismissed because he criticized