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Hannah Arendt
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Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, fled to Paris in 1933, and came to the United States after the outbreak of World War II. She was editorial director of Schocken Books from 1946 to 1948. She taught at Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Chicago, and The New School for Social Research. Arendt died in 1975.

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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $21.00

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistibly drawn to the activity of understanding in an effort to endow historical, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

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The Jewish Writings

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $22.50

Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. As a young adult in Germany, she wrote about German Jewish history. After moving to France in 1933, she helped Jewish youth immigrate to Palestine. During her years in... Read more >
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The Jewish Writings

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $18.99

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The Origins of Totalitarianism
Introduction by Samantha Power
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $40.00

Recognized upon publication as the comprehensive account of its subject and later hailed as a classic by the Times Literary Supplement, this book continues to be the definitive history of this political movement. It begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in Central and Western Europe in the 1800s and continues with... Read more >

The Promise of Politics

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $15.99

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The Promise of Politics

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $16.00

In The Promise of Politics, Hannah Arendt examines the conflict between philosophy and politics. In particular, she shows how the tradition of Western political thought, which extends from Plato and Aristotle to its culmination in Marx, failed to account for human action. The concluding section of the book, “Introduction into Politics,”... Read more >
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Responsibility and Judgment

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $15.99

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Responsibility and Judgment

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $17.95

Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, where she addresses fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. At the heart of the book is a profound ethical investigation, “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy,” in which Arendt... Read more >
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