Between Past and Future: Eight Exercises in Political Thought

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Penguin, 1993 - Philosophy - 306 pages
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Arendt’s penetrating analysis of the complex crises of meaning in modern society and political philosophy is presented with her impassioned exercises for guiding readers toward the reinvigoration of the concepts of justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory.
 

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BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE

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Between Past and Future is a collection of six long and rhetoric-filled essays that strive to measure how far modern man has strayed from the classical tradition, in both the way he educates his ... Read full review

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Arendt never ceases to impress me with the depth and clarity of her thought. Recommended to all. Read full review

Contents

The Gap between Past and Future
3
Tradition and the Modern Age
17
The Concept of History ANCIENT AND MODERN
41
What Is Authority?
91
What Is Freedom?
143
The Crisis in Education
173
The Crisis in Culture ITS SOCIAL AND ITS POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE
197
Truth and Politics
227
The Conquest of Space and the Stature of Man
265
NOTES
283
INDEX
303
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About the author (1993)

Hannnah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future (all available from Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).

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