Questions tagged [arendt]

Questions related to the works of the German-born American political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 – 1975).

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Quote check: Hannah Arendt on ideology and capability to reason

I am searching the source and exact words for a quote from Hannah Arendt that I only vaguely remember: Das Ziel totalitärer Systeme ist es nicht, die Menschen von der eigenen Ideology zu überzeugen. ...
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Why does Arendt say that the 'absence of continuity' is an outstanding characteristic of the totalitarian mind?

Hannah Arendt writes in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism: Stalin's successors attempted to do without concessions to the name of their predecessor, even though Stalin had thirty years' ...
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Is gaslighting a totalitarian measure?

The term gas-lighting means: manipulate (someone) by psychological means into doubting their own sanity. This is given in individual terms; by this, I mean that gaslighting is done by some-one to ...
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Arendt on Factual Truth in “Truth and Politics”

I'm reading Hannah Arendt's "Truth and Politics" (1967). I thought I was getting it, but then I read two statements that to me, seem to be in conflict with one another: "Factual truth, on the ...
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What does Hannah Arendt mean by 'Alienation from the World?'

In the introduction to Arendts book the Human Condition is the following: In a development Arendt traces to "alienation from the world," modern, automated societies engrossed by ever more efficient ...
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Why is freedom obscure for Arendt? How does she prove or illustrate such obscurity?

In her article "What is freedom" she says "The reason for this obscurity is that the phenomenon of freedom does not appear in the realm of thought at all, that neither freedom nor its opposite is ...
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Will automation emancipate us from labour?

In the The Human Condition, Arendt writes: The danger that the modern age's emancipation of labour will not only fail to usher in an age of freedom for all but will result, on the contrary, in ...
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On Modernity, mass, and morality [closed]

Arendt, in her book The Human Condition identified the 'rise of the social' as part of the movement of modernity; this is an expansion of the private sphere of the household (oikos) into the public ...
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Is communism a religion?

In Arendts What is Authority she writes: A convenient instance may be provided by the widespread conviction in the free world today that communism is a 'new religion'; notwithstanding its avowed ...
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Arendt : What is the main and intrisic purpose of diffferentiating between “labor” and “work”?

I started reading The Origins of Totalitarianism ( sorry no original book can not be inked to ) since I personally thought this book is explaining the current condition world wide today perhaps ...
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How does Hannah Arendt define “freedom?”

Looking at this: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arendt/ By freedom Arendt does not mean the ability to choose among a set of possible alternatives (the freedom of choice so dear to the liberal ...