Hannah Arendt: Between Ideologies (International Political Theory) – eBook


  • Author: Rebecca Dew
  • File Size: 5 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 223 Pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: May 30, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B089GH6F1F
  • ISBN-10: 3030458806, 3030458814
  • ISBN-13: 9783030458805, 9783030458812


Hannah Arendt: Between Ideologies (International Political Theory) (PDF) provides an incisive survey of twentieth-century transatlantic ideational exchange. The author claims that German-American political thinker Hannah Arendt is to be differentiated not only from the French side of the existentialist movement but singled out from Heidegger on the German side, also. The key feature of Arendt’s existentialism is its practicality in political terms; its recognition of the vital need for practical public spaces of vocalization, action, and interaction; its recommendation of constitutions, councils, and other structural foundations for the noticeable presentation of politics; and the applicability of her opinion of political action to her estimation of authentic human living. Taking from the work of Karl Jaspers as her chief exemplar, conclusions are made as to the degree to which Arendt’s existentialism, thereby recognized as atypical, is to be evaluated as postmodern without going so far as to pronounce her intellectual bent postmodernist.