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Thinking without a banister : essays in understanding, 1953-1975 /

Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great...

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Main Author: Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975, (Author)
Other Authors: Kohn, Jerome, (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Schocken, 2018.
Edition:First edition.
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Summary:Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906 and lived in America from 1941 until her death in 1975. Thus her life spanned the tumultuous years of the twentieth century, as did her thought. She did not consider herself a philosopher, though she studied and maintained close relationships with two great philosophersKarl Jaspers and Martin Heideggerthroughout their lives. She was a thinker, in search not of metaphysical truth but of the meaning of appearances and events. She was a questioner rather than an answerer, and she wrote what she thought, principally to encourage others to think for themselves. Fearless of the consequences of thinking, Arendt found courage woven in each and every strand of human freedom.
Physical Description:xxxvi, 569 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780805242157
0805242155