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    Hannah Arendt Motivation

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    Hannah Arendt has been widely recognized as both one of the most major thinkers and top political philosophers of the 20th century. Arendt was born on October 14, 1906 in Hanover, Germany as the only child of a middle-class Jewish-German family. She grew up in Königsberg, In 1913, her father passed away and her mother persuaded her into strong academic studies, and it is quite evident she did well in motivating her as Arendt’s academic background is quite large. In 1933, Arendt was arrested for having

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    The Philosophies of Hannah Arendt in the Past and the Present “There are no dangerous thoughts, thinking itself is dangerous” (Berkowitz et al. 2014), states Arendt. Arendt who lived through the atrocities of the 20th century (i.e. the Holocaust), placed the focus of her arguments and beliefs on the matter. Her arguments focus on of the banality of evil and how it is purely comprised of human action and arguably human inaction. Ultimately she contends that mass society is to be blamed and not

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    Hannah Arendt was a political philosopher who grew up in Germany and was born into a Jewish family. Arendt was one of the most prominent and influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. Throughout her works, she discussed extremely catastrophic political events that she experienced, and tried to examine these situations in relation to their meaning and how their historical importance is able to change our own moral and political judgements. (d'Entreves, 2016) The film ‘Hannah Arendt’

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    At this point I would like to introduce one more theorist, Hannah Arendt, author of the book The Origins of Totalitarianism. Arendt introduces what she saw to be the rise of totalitarian states, using the specific examples of Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union. In doing so she introduces the idea of the “mass man.” In Arendt’s description of the “mass man” she identifies several characteristics: they are apolitical: giving silent consent to those governing over them, they are concerned with

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    Hannah Arendt on the Banality of Evil

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    Hannah Arendt is a German Jewish philosopher, born in 1906 and died in 1975. She studied philosophy with Martin Heidegger as Professor. Her works deal with the nature of power and political subjects such as democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. She flew away to France in 1933, when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor in Germany. She flew away from Europe to the United States after escaping from the concentration camp of Gurs. She became a Professor in New York city, in which she became an active

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    Hannah Arendt’s most influential work The Human Condition was published in 1958. It makes distinctions between labor, work and action, between power, violence and strength and between property and wealth. It is surprising that more than 55 years later the originality and novelty of this book is still present. Arendt compels the reader to open their eyes and to look at the world and human affairs in new ways and with a completely different perspective. In her prologue she professes that she wants

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    The movie Hannah Arendt is about a political theorist who was a former German Jew that fled to America to escape the Nazi regime. She is mostly known for writing “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, a work that would give her the stature of being considered one of the 20th centuries greatest thinkers. Her works focus was on power in politics, authorities, direct democracies, and totalitarianism. Emphasis has been given to her work published in the New Yorker on Eichmann trial due to the controversial

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    Hannah Arendt is a 2013 bio-pic directed by Margarethe von Trotta; about an important episode form the life of German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) who was one of the most influential political theorists of the twentieth century. She was born in a German-Jewish family and was forced to leave Germany in 1933. Actress Barbara Sukowa plays the role of Arendt as a complicated woman, who is a brilliant philosopher and also stubborn at times. This film revolves around Hannah’s controversial

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    Over the years following the Holocaust, people like Ervin Staub and Hannah Arendt have shared their different views on the idea of evil. Staub and Arendt both have very different ideas and concepts. Arendt’s concept, “the banality of evil” is a very controversial explanation, while Staub’s goes into more depth and his arguments on evil are more powerful. The causes of evil are accessible; not ultimately mysterious and we now can predict genocide. Both people share their explanations of National Socialist

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    In “Eichmann in Jerusalem,” Hannah Arendt analyzes Adolph Eichmann while he is on trial in Jerusalem for the crimes that he committed while being a Lieutenant Colonel in the SS during the Nazi Regime. In the book Arendt talks about how Eichmann’s actions were “banal” in the sense that he seemed to be an ordinary person who just committed acts that were evil. Italian-Jewish Writer Primo Levi, a Holocaust Survivor, states that SS officers like Eichmann lived in their own self-deception that made them

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