Between Past and Future

by Hannah Arendt

Paperback, 2006

Publication

Penguin Classics (2006), Edition: Revised, 320 pages

Description

From the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem and The Origins of Totalitarianism, "a book to think with through the political impasses and cultural confusions of our day" (Harper's Magazine)   Hannah Arendt's insightful observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, constitute an impassioned contribution to political philosophy. In Between Past and Future Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill the vital essence of these concepts and use them to regain a frame of reference for the future. To participate in these exercises is to associate, in action, with one of the most original and fruitful minds of the twentieth century.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1954

Physical description

320 p.; 5 inches

ISBN

0143104810 / 9780143104810
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