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Paperback | $32.00 Short | £22.95 | ISBN: 9780262631822 | 392 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 1997

Hannah Arendt

Twenty Years Later
Edited by Larry May and Jerome Kohn


Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was one of the most important political philosophers of our century. Now, twenty years after her death, this collection of fifteen essays brings her work into dialogue with those philosophical views that are at center stage today—in critical theory, communitarianism, virtue theory, and feminism. An extensive bibliography of work on Arendt in English is included as an appendix.


- Hannah Arendt as a Conservative Thinker - Margaret Canovan

- Hannah Arendt on Judgment: The Unwritten Doctrine of Reason - Albrecht Wellmer

- The Moral Costs of Political Pluralism: The Dilemmas of Difference and Equality in Arendt's "Reflections on Little Rock," - James Bohman

- Socialization and Institutional Evil - Larry May

- The Commodification of Values - Elizabeth M. Meade

- Did Hannah Arendt Change Her Mind?: From Radical Evil to the Banality of Evil - Richard J. Bernstein

- Evil and Plurality: Hannah Arendt's Way to The Life of the Mind, I - Jerome Kohn

- The Banality of Philosophy: Arendt on Heidegger and Eichmann - Dana R. Villa

- Thinking about the Self - Suzanne Duvall Jacobitti

- Novus Ordo Saeclorum: The Trial of (Post)Modernity or the Tale of Two Revolutions - David Ingram

- The Political Dimension of the Public World: On Hannah Arendt's Interpretation of Martin Heidegger - Jeffrey Andrew Barash

- Love and Worldliness: Hannah Arendt's Reading of St. Augustine - Ronald Beiner

- Women in Dark Times: Rahel Varnhagen, Rosa Luxemburg, Hannah Arendt, and Me - Bat-Ami Bar On

- Hannah Arendt among Feminists - Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

- Ethics in Many Voices - Annette C. Baier


"This collection provides innovative and provocative readings andre-readings of significant aspects of Arendt's work, suggestingthat, twenty years after her death, we can better afford to listen toher. Because of the caliber of the contributors, this will make asignificant contribution to the exponentially growing field of Arendtscholarship."
Lisa J. Disch, University of Minnesota