Between Past and Future

Between Past and Future

Eight Exercises in Political Thought

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780143104810
Branch Call Number: 909.82 ARE NVD
Characteristics: xxii, 298 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Between past & future


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