Hannah Arendt

by Julia Kristeva ; translated by Ross Guberman

Twenty-five years after her death, we are still coming to terms with the controversial figure of Hannah Arendt. Interlacing the life and work of this seminal twentieth-century philosopher, Julia Kristeva provides us with an elegant, sophisticated biography brimming with historical and philosophical insight. Centering on the theme of female genius, Hannah Arendt emphasizes three features of the philosopher's work. First, by exploring Arendt's critique of Saint Augustine and her biographical essay on Rahel Varnhagen, Kristeva accentuates Arendt's commitment to recounting lives and narration. Second, Kristeva reflects on Arendt's perspective on Judaism, anti-Semitism, and the "banality of evil." Finally, the biography assesses Arendt's intellectual journey, placing her enthusiasm for observing both social phenomena and political events in the context of her personal life. Drawing on fragments of Arendt's most intimate correspondence with her longtime lover Martin Heidegger and her husband Heinrich Blucher, excerpts from her mother's "Unser Kind" (a diary tracking Hannah's formative years), and passages from Arendt's philosophical writings, Kristeva presents a luminous story. With a thorough thematic index and bibliographical references, Hannah Arendt is a major breakthrough in the understanding of an essential thinker.

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Twenty-five years after her death, we are still coming to terms with the controversial figure of Hannah Arendt. Interlacing the life and work of this seminal twentieth-century philosopher, Julia Kristeva provides us with an elegant, sophisticated biography brimming with historical and philosophical insight. Centering on the theme of female genius, Hannah Arendt emphasizes three features of the philosopher's work. First, by exploring Arendt's critique of Saint Augustine and her biographical essay on Rahel Varnhagen, Kristeva accentuates Arendt's commitment to recounting lives and narration. Second, Kristeva reflects on Arendt's perspective on Judaism, anti-Semitism, and the "banality of evil." Finally, the biography assesses Arendt's intellectual journey, placing her enthusiasm for observing both social phenomena and political events in the context of her personal life. Drawing on fragments of Arendt's most intimate correspondence with her longtime lover Martin Heidegger and her husband Heinrich Blucher, excerpts from her mother's "Unser Kind" (a diary tracking Hannah's formative years), and passages from Arendt's philosophical writings, Kristeva presents a luminous story. With a thorough thematic index and bibliographical references, Hannah Arendt is a major breakthrough in the understanding of an essential thinker.

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[目次]

  • BibliographyNotesFemale Genius: General IntroductionA Biography "So Exposed"Chapter 1: Life as a NarrativeLove According to Saint AugustineChapter 2: Superfluous HumanityThe Meaning of an Example: Rahel VarnhagenChapter 3: Thinking, Willing, and JudgingArendt and Aristotle: A Defense of NarrationThe Tale of the Twentieth CenturyTo Be JewishAmong the Elements in the StructureThe Example of FranceWhat Is Modern Anti-Semitism?Imperialism... and TotalitarianismThe Banality of EvilFaith and Revolution... in Society, That Sanctified HearthThe "Who" and the BodyThe Dialogue of the Thinking Ego: The "Split," Melancholy, TyrannyFrom the Interior Man to the Violence of the Life ProcessThe Taste of the Spectator: Toward a Political PhilosophyJudgment: Between Forgiveness and Promise

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[目次]

  • BibliographyNotesFemale Genius: General IntroductionA Biography "So Exposed"Chapter 1: Life as a NarrativeLove According to Saint AugustineChapter 2: Superfluous HumanityThe Meaning of an Example: Rahel VarnhagenChapter 3: Thinking, Willing, and JudgingArendt and Aristotle: A Defense of NarrationThe Tale of the Twentieth CenturyTo Be JewishAmong the Elements in the StructureThe Example of FranceWhat Is Modern Anti-Semitism?Imperialism... and TotalitarianismThe Banality of EvilFaith and Revolution... in Society, That Sanctified HearthThe "Who" and the BodyThe Dialogue of the Thinking Ego: The "Split," Melancholy, TyrannyFrom the Interior Man to the Violence of the Life ProcessThe Taste of the Spectator: Toward a Political PhilosophyJudgment: Between Forgiveness and Promise

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この本の情報

書名 Hannah Arendt
著作者等 Guberman, Ross Mitchell
Kristeva, Julia
Guberman Ross
シリーズ名 European perspectives
出版元 Columbia University Press
刊行年月 c2001
ページ数 xxi, 291 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0231121032
0231121024
NCID BA52662023
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言語 英語
原文言語 フランス語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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