Category Archives: Hannah Arendt

In search of an Arendt (mis)quotation

Hannah Arendt’s work, especially The Origins of Totalitarianism, has been back in the news the last few years for obvious reasons. One quotation in particular seems to be especially pertinent. It reads: “One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno’s correspondence on the legacy of Walter Benjamin

Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno’s correspondence on the legacy of Walter Benjamin – in the Los Angeles Review of Books, edited and translated by Susan H. Gillespie and Samantha Rose Hill THE 1967 CORRESPONDENCE between Hannah Arendt and Theodor … Continue reading

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Books received – Gabrys, Arendt, de Beauvoir, Prideaux, Brown, Milgram

Jennifer Gabrys, How to do Things with Sensors; Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future; Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex; Sue Prideaux, I am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche; Wendy Brown, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism; and Stanley Milgram, Obedience to Authority. Jennifer Gabrys’s … Continue reading

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Books received – Arendt, Bataille, Wahl

Some books recently bought second-hand – mainly by Hannah Arendt but also Bataille’s Eroticism and Jean Wahl, Esquisse pour une histoire de l’existentialisme. I’ve read most of the Arendt books before, but I’m teaching her again this year and so it’s helpful … Continue reading

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Books received – Wahl, Arendt, Foucault, Jaspers, Geroulanos, Bulpitt, Derrida, Gotman

A mix of books for teaching and the Foucault research – Jean Wahl, Introduction à la pensée de Heidegger; the Henri Corbin early translation of works by Heidegger; Hannah Arendt, On Violence; Foucault at the Movies; the French translation of Karl Jaspers’s book … Continue reading

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Roberto Esposito, The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?reviewed at Berfrois by Gerardo Muñoz

Roberto Esposito, The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil? is reviewed at Berfrois by Gerardo Muñoz

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Hannah Arendt’s marginalia to Heidegger’s Being and Time

Enowning shares the news from Bard College: The marginalia in Hannah Arendt copy of Being and Time. Just a few underlinings. More here. The disappointment, apart from the very few traces, is that this is of Being and Time in the Macquarrie and Robinson translation, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Bates and Richard Wilson (eds.), Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy

This looks an interesting collection – Jennifer Bates and Richard Wilson (eds.), Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy. This collection of 15 essays by celebrated authors in Shakespeare studies and in continental philosophy develops different aspects of the interface between continental thinking … Continue reading

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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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