Hannah Arendt In Jerusalem

Author: Steven E. Aschheim
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520220577
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"It is impressive to see an edited collection in which such a high intellectual standard is maintained throughout... I learned things from almost every one of these chapters."—Craig Calhoun, author of Critical Social Theory

Eichmann In Jerusalem

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007167
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

Hannah Arendt

Author: Anne Heller
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054445619X
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Hannah Arendt, one of the most gifted and provocative voices of her era, was a polarizing cultural theorist—extolled by her peers as a visionary and denounced by others as a fraud. Born in Prussia to assimilated Jewish parents, she escaped from Hitler's Germany in 1933 and became best known for her critique of the world's response to the evils of World War II. A woman of many contradictions, Arendt learned to write in English only at the age of thirty-six, and yet her first book,The Origins of Totalitarianism, single-handedly altered the way generations of Americans and Europeans viewed fascism and genocide. Her most famous—and most divisive—work,Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, brought fierce controversy that continues to this day, exacerbated by the posthumous discovery that she had been the lover of the great romantic philosopher and Nazi sympathizer Martin Heidegger. In this fast-paced, comprehensive biography, Anne Heller tracks the source of Arendt's apparent contradictions and her greatest achievements, from a tumultuous childhood to her arrival as what she called a “conscious pariah”—one of those few people in every time and place who don't “lose confidence in ourselves if society does not approve us” and will not “pay any price” to win acceptance.

Responsibility And Judgment

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0307544052
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Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem, her account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, where she first used the phrase “the banality of evil.” Her consternation over how a man who was neither a monster nor a demon could nevertheless be an agent of the most extreme evil evoked derision, outrage, and misunderstanding. The firestorm of controversy prompted Arendt to readdress fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, as she struggled to explicate the meaning of Eichmann in Jerusalem. At the heart of this book is a profound ethical investigation, “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy”; in it Arendt confronts the inadequacy of traditional moral “truths” as standards to judge what we are capable of doing, and she examines anew our ability to distinguish good from evil and right from wrong. We see how Arendt comes to understand that alongside the radical evil she had addressed in earlier analyses of totalitarianism, there exists a more pernicious evil, independent of political ideology, whose execution is limitless when the perpetrator feels no remorse and can forget his acts as soon as they are committed. Responsibility and Judgment is an essential work for understanding Arendt’s conception of morality; it is also an indispensable investigation into some of the most troubling and important issues of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

The Jewish Writings

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 9780307496287
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Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. When she was in her mid-twenties and still living in Germany, Arendt wrote about the history of German Jews as a people living in a land that was not their own. In 1933, at the age of twenty-six, she fled to France, where she helped to arrange for German and eastern European Jewish youth to quit Europe and become pioneers in Palestine. During her years in Paris, Arendt’s principal concern was with the transformation of antisemitism from a social prejudice to a political policy, which would culminate in the Nazi “final solution” to the Jewish question–the physical destruction of European Jewry. After France fell at the beginning of World War II, Arendt escaped from an internment camp in Gurs and made her way to the United States. Almost immediately upon her arrival in New York she wrote one article after another calling for a Jewish army to fight the Nazis, and for a new approach to Jewish political thinking. After the war, her attention was focused on the creation of a Jewish homeland in a binational (Arab-Jewish) state of Israel. Although Arendt’s thoughts eventually turned more to the meaning of human freedom and its inseparability from political life, her original conception of political freedom cannot be fully grasped apart from her experience as a Jew. In 1961 she attended Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem. Her report on that trial, Eichmann in Jerusalem, provoked an immense controversy, which culminated in her virtual excommunication from the worldwide Jewish community. Today that controversy is the subject of serious re-evaluation, especially among younger people in America, Europe, and Israel. The publication of The Jewish Writings–much of which has never appeared before–traces Arendt’s life and thought as a Jew. It will put an end to any doubts about the centrality, from beginning to end, of Arendt’s Jewish experience.

On Revolution

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662646
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A unique and fascinating look at violent political change by one of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century and the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism Hannah Arendt’s penetrating observations on the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, have been fundamental to our understanding of our political landscape. On Revolution is her classic exploration of a phenomenon that has reshaped the globe. From the eighteenth-century rebellions in America and France to the explosive changes of the twentieth century, Arendt traces the changing face of revolution and its relationship to war while underscoring the crucial role such events will play in the future. Illuminating and prescient, this timeless work will fascinate anyone who seeks to decipher the forces that shape our tumultuous age.

Rigorism Of Truth

Author: Hans Blumenberg
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501714783
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Rigorism of Truth -- Contents -- I. Moses the Egyptian -- Editor's Notes -- II. Excerpts and Preliminary Studies -- On Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism -- On Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem -- III. Thematically Related Texts from the Nachlass -- Editor's Afterword -- Editorial Note and Acknowledgments -- Translator's Note -- Illustration Credits -- About the Authors

Between Friends

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Harvest Books
ISBN: 9780156002509
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Selections from the correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy trace the evolution of a unique friendship

Hannah Arendt And The Jewish Question

Author: Richard J. Bernstein
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262522144
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Arendt's personal experiences in Nazi Germany in 1933 and in occupied France in the early 1940s drew her attention to the problem of antisemitism and provided her with a sharp insight into the connection between totalitarianism and antisemitism. Her conception of antisemitism was expressed in "The Origins of Totalitarianism." Arendt regarded antisemitism as a political ideology, whose most dangerous form was peculiar to the epoque of supranational, imperialist states (19th-mid-20th centuries). It was an important element of Nazism, and the catalyst for the most horrendous events of the 20th century. She claimed that the Jews also share responsibility for the success of Nazism because of their inability to withstand it politically. Arendt's book "Eichmann in Jerusalem" provoked a long and bitter controversy. The book is not in fact anti-Jewish: Arendt writes on the total moral collapse of society under the Nazi terror. Her turn from the conception of "radical evil" to that of "banality of evil" in the 1960s was not a break in her thought.

The Portable Hannah Arendt

Author: Hannah Arendt
Editor: Penguin Group USA
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The first comprehensive volume of her writings.