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Title:
Arendt on Freedom, Liberation, and Revolution
Author:
Hiruta, Kei. editor.
ISBN:
9783030116958
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description:
XI, 302 p. 1 illus. online resource.
Series:
Philosophers in Depth
Contents:
Chapter 1- Introduction- Kei Hiruta -- Chapter 2 - Hannah Arendt, Liberalism, and Freedom from Politics- Kei Hiruta -- Chapter 3 - Arendt, Republicanism, and Political Freedom - Keith Breen -- Chapter 4 - Romanticizing the Republic: Hannah Arendt on Freedom, Rights, and the Modern State - Christian J. Emden -- Chapter 5 - Resisting Injustice: Arendt on Civil Disobedience and the Social Contract - William Smith and Zhang Shiyu -- Chapter 6 - Hannah Arendt on National Liberation, Violence, and Federalism- Tal Correm -- Chapter 7 - Solidarity at the Margins: Arendt, Refugees, and the Inclusive Politics of World-Making- Patrick Hayden and Natasha Saunders -- Chapter 8 - Arendt's Revolutionary Antiquity - Miriam Leonard -- Chapter 9 - Constitutions are the Answer!:Hannah Arendt and the Egyptian Revolution - Anthony F Lang Jr. -- Chapter 10 - The Centrality of the Council System in Arendt's Political Theory - Shmuel Lederman -- Chapter 11 - An Epilogue-or Epitaph?-for Freedom, Liberation, Revolution - Joan Cocks.
Abstract:
This edited volume focuses on what Hannah Arendt famously called "the raison d'être of politics": freedom. The unique collection of essays clarifies her flagship idea of political freedom in relation to other key Arendtian themes such as liberation, revolution, civil disobedience, and the right to have rights. In addressing these, contributors to this volume juxtapose Arendt with a number of thinkers from Isaiah Berlin, John Rawls and Philip Pettit to Karl Marx, Frantz Fanon and Geoffroy de Lagasnerie. They also consider the continuing relevance of Arendt's work to some of the most dramatic events in recent years, including the current global refugee crisis, the Arab uprisings of the 2010s, and the ongoing crisis of liberal democracy in the West and beyond. Contributors include Keith Breen, Joan Cocks, Tal Correm, Christian J. Emden, Patrick Hayden, Kei Hiruta, Anthony F. Lang Jr., Shmuel Lederman, Miriam Leonard, Natasha Saunders, William Smith, and Shiyu Zhang.
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