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Hannah Arendt in Dark Times

Hannah Arendt was one of the 20th century’s leading political philosophers and most controversial public intellectuals. Her life spanned the upheavals of two world wars, revolutions, and civil wars; these events forged her determination to understand and illuminate the darkness of the 20th century. In masterful works--The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, The Life of the Mind, and Eichmann in Jerusalem --she explored the private and the public; freedom and authority; violence and revolution; labor, work and action; and, above all, the nature of evil as she formed an original vision of politics based on the enhancement of human freedom. “The banality of evil” earned her notoriety, animosity, admiration, and the rare satisfaction of becoming proverbial. We will read and discuss selections from her work in order to grasp and assess her continued relevance to contemporary political, moral, and intellectual life. Course material will take into consideration the interests and prior acquaintance of participants with her work.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A familiarity with Arendt’s famous works
  • An understanding of Arendt’s relevance to contemporary, political, moral, and intellectual life

Ideal for

  • The culturally engaged
  • Professionals who use critical thinking

1 section

  • Fall 2021

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2021
    • Date

      Oct 13 - Dec 1
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      11:00AM-1:05PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Koen, Avraam
    • Location

      Instructor Led