Category Archives: Hannah Arendt

New issue of Radical Philosophy, including discussion of the politics of translation

A new issue of Radical Philosophy is out, including a very interesting discussion of the politics of translation. The specific case is Hegel, and the new Terry Pinkard translation of the Phenomenology of Spirit, but the issues raised go beyond this … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt movie – trailer and a few thoughts

I finally watched the Hannah Arendt movie yesterday. In some parts it’s flawed – especially the flashback scenes to her time at Freiburg University, and the affair with Heidegger – but other parts are powerful and thoughtful. It mainly focuses … Continue reading

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The Critical-Theory Guide to Shit That Happened in 2013, Arbitrarily Ranked

These are good – and cover the pope, Brad Pitt as Plato, Banksy and Hannah Arendt, Feminist Ryan Gosling being no more, the Zizek operas, and others…

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Peter Gratton – Spinoza and the Biopolitical Roots of Modernity audio available

The audio recording of Peter Gratton’s talk ‘Spinoza and the Biopolitical Roots of Modernity’ at UWS is now available (from here, via’s Peter’s blog). Abstract: Much has been written about bio-political sovereignty in the wake of Giorgio Agamben’s work, which relies, … Continue reading

Posted in Baruch Spinoza, Carl Schmitt, Conferences, Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Society and Space | 2 Comments

Tracy B. Strong – Politics Without Vision reviewed

Very positive review in THES. The book – full details at the University of Chicago Press page and press release – discusses Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. Strong’s book Friedrich … Continue reading

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‘For Love of the World’ – Arendt, politics, space – CFP

 ‘For Love of the World’ – Arendt, politics, space  Convener: Richard J Bater  (Royal Holloway, Universityof London)   Sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society with theInstitute ofBritish Geographers RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh University – … Continue reading

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Butler on Arendt

Butler on Arendt in The Guardian. The occasion is 50 years since Arendt saw the Adolf Eichmann trial. [update – just seen that she is speaking  in September in a paper that discusses Arendt. The videos of past events, including … Continue reading

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