Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of Arendtas writings from the 1930s, 1940s, and into the 1950s. Included here are illuminating discussions of St. Augustine, existentialism, Kafka, and Kierkegaard: relatively early examinations of Nazism, responsibility and guilt, and the place of religion in the modern world: and her later investigations into the nature of totalitarianism that Arendt set down after The Origins of Totalitarianism was published in 1951. The body of work gathered in this volume gives us a remarkable portrait of Arendtas developments as a thinkeraand confirms why her ideas and judgments remain as provocative and seminal today as they were when she first set them down. From the Trade Paperback edition.Saint Francis of Assist. for example, lived in the world as i/ it did not exist and miliud this aquot;asaila#39;itdidnota#39; existaquot; in his ... But it is surely open to question whether the selfaconception of thought can be ignored in this way It is possible thatanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954|
|Publisher||:||Schocken - 2011-04-13|