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  • Hannah Arendt

    «Leer a Hannah Arendt permite comprender mejor el presente.» Berliner Morgenpost ¿Qué es la libertad y qué significa para nosotros? ¿Consiste solo en la ausencia de miedo y restricciones, o acaso implica también la participación en procesos sociales, con voz política propia, ser escuchado, reconocido y finalmente recordado por otros? Publicado en Estados Unidos en los años sesenta pero inédito hasta hoy en español -y en alemán-, este ensayo refleja el rigor y la fuerza del pensamiento político de Hannah Arendt y condensa con precisión y maestría sus reflexiones sobre la libertad, de gran calado y capaces de conectar de manera asombrosa con los desafíos y peligros...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    Cuando se cumplen cien años del nacimiento de Hannah Arendt, reeditamos un documento fundamental para entender no solo la obra y la vida de la gran pensadora alemana sino también la biografía moral, política e intelectual de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. La correspondencia que la autora de Eichmann en Jerusalén o Los orígenes del totalitarismo mantuvo a lo largo de veinticinco años con Mary McCarthy, una de las novelistas y ensayistas norteamericanas más brillantes del pasado siglo, constituye, en efecto, un diálogo inteligentísimo, edificante, ameno e iluminador sobre la historia y la cultura de Europa y Estados Unidos desde los años posteriores a la Segunda Guerra...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    The past year has seen a resurgence of interest in the political thinker Hannah Arendt, 'the theorist of beginnings,' whose work probes the logics underlying unexpected transformations-from totalitarianism to revolution. A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then-diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    Zurzeit werden die unwiderruflich letzten Prozesse gegen Nazikriegsverbrecher geführt. In diesem historischen Moment sollte man sich noch einmal der Anfänge einer langen Auseinandersetzung vergewissern: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) hat mit ihrer These von der Banalität des Bösen den bisher schlüssigsten Ansatz zum Verständnis der Täter geliefert. Mit Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), ihrem Lehrer, hat Arendt zugleich eine enge Freundschaft verbunden. Der einflussreiche Philosoph legt seine Auffassung zum damals beginnenden Eichmann-Prozess dar. Ein rares Tondokument zu einem bedeutenden Thema, das die Ansichten beider erstmalig...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    'Das Böse ist immer nur extrem, aber niemals radikal, es hat keine Tiefe, auch keine Dämonie. Es kann die ganze Welt verwüsten, gerade weil es wie ein Pilz an der Oberfläche weiterwuchert. Tief aber und radikal ist immer nur das Gute.' (Hannah Arendt in einem Brief an Gershom Sholem) Dieser Satz, bei der Beschäftigung mit der Frage um die Natur des Bösen sicherlich von weitreichender Bedeutung, kennzeichnet auch die persönliche Peripetie und Befreiung der Autorin; er steht für Arendts Besinnung auf die Quellen ihres Grundvertrauens und die Entwicklung eines philosophischen Glaubens. 'I have changed my mind', hatte sie dem Satz vorangestellt; sie hatte sich befreit von dem Begriff ?...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt geht in dieser Vorlesung der Frage nach, wie - nach dem beispiellosen Zusammenbruch und Versagen von Moral im Sinne von Tugend und Sitte im Nationalsozialismus - eine Ethik oder gar Natur des Guten begründbar ist. In freier Bezugnahme auf Denker wie Kant, Sokrates, Jesus von Nazareth und Friedrich Nietzsche lässt sie sich von dem Empfinden leiten, dass das 'Böse' ein 'Oberflächenphänomen' ist: 'Das größte Böse ist nicht radikal, es hat keine Wurzeln, und weil es keine Wurzeln hat, hat es keine Grenzen, kann sich ins unvorstellbar Extreme entwickeln und über die ganze Welt ausbreiten ...' Das Gute bzw. das Bedürfnis, Gutes zu tun, erscheint hingegen als die...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    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...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    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...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt's insightful observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute an impassioned contribution to political philosophy. In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill the vital essence of these concepts and use them to regain a frame of reference for the future. To participate in these exercises is to associate, in action, with one of the most original and fruitful minds of the twentieth...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    Considered by many to be Hannah Arendt's greatest work, published as she neared the end of her life, The Life of the Mind investigates thought itself, as it exists in contemplative life. In a shift from her previous writings, most of which focus on the world outside the mind, this work was planned as three volumes that would explore the activities of the mind considered by Arendt to be fundamental. What emerged is a rich, challenging analysis of human mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. This final achievement, presented here in a complete one-volume edition, may be seen as a legacy to our own and future...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewish Woman is the biography of a remarkable, complicated, troubled, passionate woman, an important figure in German romanticism, the person who in a sense founded the Goethe cult that would become central to German cultural life in the nineteenth century, as well as someone who confronted with unusual determination and bore the burden of being both a woman in a man's world and an assimilated Jew in Germany. Rahel Levin Varnhagen was, Arendt writes, 'neither beautiful nor attractive . . . and possessed no talents with which to employ her extraordinary intelligence and passionate originality.' Arendt sets out to tell the story of Rahel's life as Rahel might...read more

  • Hannah Arendt

    A recognized classic and definitive account of its subject, The Origins of Totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an 'ideological weapon for imperialism,' begining with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the nineteenth century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I. In her analysis of the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, Arendt focuses on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in the twentieth century: Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, which she adroitly recognizes as two sides of the same coin rather than opposing philosophies of the Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the...read more