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Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative

Hannah Arendt and the Redemptive Power of Narrative Selya Benhabib, Social Research, Vol. 57, No. 1, Philosophy and Politics II (spring 1990), pp. 167-196 Selya Benhabib, Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, sees Arendt as affirming the modernist move beyond the nation to universal human rights,  while at the same…Read more Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative Posted on 4 April 2013 | 9:46 am

Remembrance and Gratitude

“We are wont to see friendship solely as a phenomenon of intimacy in which the friends open their hearts to each other unmolested by the world and its demands…Thus it is hard for us to understand the political relevance of friendship…But for the Greeks the essence of friendship consisted in discourse…The converse (in contrast to…Read more Remembrance and Gratitude Posted on 17 December 2012 | 12:38 pm

After 50 Years, Please Read the Book

As the 5oth Anniversary of the Eichmann Trial is upon us, there will be many opportunities to revisit and rethink the case itself as well as Hannah Arendt’s account of it. This is a good thing. Unfortunately, there will be all-too-many essays that use and abuse Arendt’s writing. One case in point is the recent…Read more After 50 Years, Please Read the Book Posted on 30 April 2011 | 1:01 pm