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Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Tradition

Steve Buckler


Hannah Arendt's work has been noted for its unorthodox and eclectic style. This book aims to show that her unusual approach in fact reflects a consistent and distinctive conception of, and way of doing, political theory. This is established through close readings of her most influential works. In light of these readings, the book argues that Arendt's work is of continuing relevance in offering an important and challenging alternative to the more orthodox methods that are characteristic of modern political theory in both its analytical and post-analytical forms. The book discusses Arendt's key ... More

Keywords: Hannah Arendt, political theory, Human Condition, democratic culture, totalitarianism, concept of action, revolutions, political ethics, modern polity, role of thinker

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639021
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Buckler, author