Hannah Arendt And Karl Marx: On Totalitarianism And The Tradition Of Western Political Thought by Tama WeismanHannah Arendt And Karl Marx: On Totalitarianism And The Tradition Of Western Political Thought by Tama Weisman

Hannah Arendt And Karl Marx: On Totalitarianism And The Tradition Of Western Political Thought

byTama Weisman

Paperback | August 24, 2015

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Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx examines Hannah Arendt's unpublished writings on Marx as the unified project Arendt originally intended. This book traces and evaluates the development of Arendt's thought on Marx, how his thought could be used toward totalitarian ends, and his place in the tradition of Western political thought. Going beyond an analysis of Arendt's explicit appraisal of Marx, Tama Weisman develops a compelling critique of Marx inspired by but never developed in Arendt's work -that with Marxian thought we risk the loss of our sense of awe and wonder in philosophical, political and worldly experience.
Tama Weisman is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
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Title:Hannah Arendt And Karl Marx: On Totalitarianism And The Tradition Of Western Political ThoughtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9.13 × 6.28 × 0.54 inPublished:August 24, 2015Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1498520987

ISBN - 13:9781498520980

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: The Marx Project: A Brief OverviewChapter 3: Origins of Totalitarianism: "Ideology and Terror" Chapter 4: The TraditionChapter 5: First Pillar: "Labor is the Creator of Man" On Labor, Necessity, and LonelinessChapter 6: Third Pillar: The Eleventh Thesis on FeuerbachChapter 7: Second Pillar: Violence is the Midwife of HistoryChapter 8: Die Aufhebung: As the State Withers a New Politics Arises and Philosophy Fades AwayBibliographyIndex

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"Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx combines archival scholarship and philosophical inquiry to provide a comprehensive exploration of Arendt's own changing positions in regard to her subject. While making clear that Arendt misread Marx on key points, Weisman convincingly demonstrates how Arendt's appreciation of his philosophical significance and troublesome originality led to her analysis of ancient Greece and the political values of the democratic polis, and further to her investigations into urgent questions of violence and revolution, and the relations between philosophy, thinking, and politics. Arendt's deeply ambivalent engagement with Marx has long challenged scholars. This book will inform scholarship from now on, while illuminating the real contribution of Arendt's resurrection of a tradition of 'the political' in the modern world."