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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt
A Reinterpretation of her Political Thought


  • Date Published: September 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521477734

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  • Hannah Arendt is one of the most original and controversial political thinkers of the twentieth century. Margaret Canovan argues that much of the published work on Arendt has been flawed by serious misunderstandings, arising from a failure to see her work in its proper context. This reinterpretation will surely strengthen Arendt's status as one of the most significant political thinkers of the twentieth century.

    • Important re-assessment of major twentieth century thinker
    • Well-established author who is a recognised authority on Arendt
    • Arendt's concern's with totalitarianism of relevance today
    • Canovan's use of previously unpublished material shows how her thought fits into coherent, significant whole
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Margaret Canovan has written an extraordinarily good book about Hannah Arendt's political thought - the best and most comprehensive work yet written on the subject ... No-one working on Arendt in the future will be able to ignore Canovan's new and compelling interpretations.' Suzanne Duvall Jacobitti, The Times Higher Education Supplement

    'In her new, thorough and illuminating analysis of her thought, Margaret Canovan sets out to rescue the integrity of Arendt's work ... what Arendt offers, elucidated by Canovan, is an unprecedented way of thinking about the moving boundaries of the private, personal, and social.' Sarah Benton, New Statesman and Society

    'Margaret Canovan, who has written on Arendt before, now gives us a beautifully composed and mature account of her political thought as a whole, drawing extensively on unpublished sources to illuminate major works such as The Origins of Totalitarianism and The Human Condition.' The Times Literary Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521477734
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.467kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The Origins of Totalitarianism
    3. 'Totalitarian Elements in Marxism'
    4. The Human Condition
    5. Morals and politics in a post-totalitarian age
    6. A new republicanism
    7. Philosophy and politics
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Margaret Canovan, Keele University

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