Who is Hannah Arendt?

  • (noun): United States historian and political philosopher (born in Germany) (1906-1975).
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Hannah Arendt

Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 4, 1975) was a German American political theorist. She has often been described as a philosopher, although she refused that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular." She described herself instead as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world." Arendt's work deals with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, authority, and totalitarianism.

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Auctoritas - Hannah Arendt
... Hannah Arendt considers auctoritas a reference to founding acts as the source of political authority in Ancient Rome ... According to Arendt, this source of authority was rediscovered in the course of the 18th-century American Revolution (see "United States of America" under Founding ... Arendt views a crisis of authority as common to both the American and French Revolutions, and the response to that crisis a key factor in the relative success of the former ...
Hannah Arendt - Selected Works
... Hannah Arendt/Karl Jaspers Correspondence, 1926–1969 ... Within Four Walls The Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher, 1936-1968 ... Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger ...
Jerusalem (Mendelssohn) - History of Reception - Hannah Arendt's Reception of The Haskalah and Of The Emancipation History
... Hannah Arendt’s political theory is deeply based on theological and existentialist arguments and in her very sceptical reception of Jewish ... In this essay Hannah Arendt is reviving the debate between Dohm, Mendelssohn, Lessing and Herder, and in this debate she shares Herder's side ... According to Hannah Arendt the Jews were forced by Mendelssohn's form of Haskalah to inscribe into a Christian version of history in which Jews had never existed as ...

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    ... whatever men do or know or experience can make sense only to the extent that it can be spoken about. There may be truths beyond speech, and they may be of great relevance to man in the singular, that is, to man in so far as he is not a political being, whatever else he may be. Men in the plural, that is, men in so far as they live and move and act in this world, can experience meaningfulness only because they can talk with and make sense to each other and to themselves.
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    What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations ... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one’s own efforts.
    —Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)