Hannah Arendt & the Jewish Question

Author(s): Bernstein


Hannah Arendt (1906­ 1975) was one of the most original and interesting political thinkers of the twentieth century. In this new interpretation of her career, philosopher Richard Bernstein situates Arendt historically as an engaged Jewish intellectual and explores the range of her thinking from the perspective of her continuing confrontation with "the Jewish question."

Bernstein argues that many themes that emerged in the course of Arendt's attempts to understand specifically Jewish issues shaped her thinking about politics in general and the life of the mind. By exploring pivotal events of her life story ­ her arrest and subsequent emigration from Germany in 1933, her precarious existence in Paris as a stateless Jew working for Zionist organizations, her internment at Gurs and her subsequent escape, and finally her flight from Europe in 1941 ­ he shows how personal experiences and her responses to them oriented her thinking.


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General Fields

  • : 9780262522144
  • : MIT Press Ltd
  • : MIT Press
  • : July 1996
  • : 226mm X 150mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 909.04924
  • : 251
  • : Bernstein
  • : Paperback
  • : Lst MIT Press ed