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Between Past and Future

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ISBN-10: 0143104810

ISBN-13: 9780143104810

Edition: 2006

Authors: Hannah Arendt, Jerome Kohn

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Arendt describes the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill once more the vital essence of these concepts.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726

Born in Hanover, Germany, Hannah Arendt received her doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1928. A victim of naziism, she fled Germany in 1933 for France, where she helped with the resettlement of Jewish children in Palestine. In 1941, she emigrated to the United States. Ten years later she became an American citizen. Arendt held numerous positions in her new country---research director of the Conference on Jewish Relations, chief editor of Schocken Books, and executive director of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction in New York City. A visiting professor at several universities, including the University of California, Columbia, and the University of Chicago, and university professor on the…    

Introduction
Preface: The Gap Between Past and Future
Tradition and the Modern Age
The Concept of History: Ancient and Modern
What is Authority?
What is Freedom?
The Crisis in Education
The Crisis in Culture: Its Social and Its Political Significance
Truth and Politics
The Conquest of Space and the Stature of Man
Notes
Index