Hannah Arendt

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  • Analysis Of The Code Of Hammurabi

    crimes to be committed and usually the laws were so extreme that a juvenile could get his hand truncated off if he talked back to his father. In sharp contrast to this concept Plato argued that,” good people do not need laws, to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.” (Plato) Laws are further considerations of a more universal scope than morally within a political community which define us as a human being, as a culture, and as a whole. In the movie, Hannah Arendt, a philosopher went against the thoughts of society and stated her beliefs in the press exposing the truth about how Adolph Eichmann could not be charged with crimes against humanity since he was only following orders. Hannah was not offended of the riot that against her paper because as a philosopher, she would not write to please society rather because as a German Jew, she discerned that any German who was not a Nazi was pressed to do what they were told or they would be…

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  • Space Of Remembrance

    Yet, both authors are stifled by memory – they are simultaneously unable to reconcile the foundations of memory within social and political thought, but are profoundly influenced by the past. Hannah Arendt describes memory in The Human Condition (1958) as originating in human action, spurred in the realm of the polis – the Ancient Greek city state – as a space of organized remembrance. Arendt suggests that the polis as a space of organized remembrance can help improve the frailty of human…

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  • Memorialization Of The Trojan War In Homer's The Illiad

    Poetry and thought are often interpreted as too lofty for the realm of politics, a realm dominated power (Berlin: 2004). Yet memory, as elaborated by poets should always be an exercise in education. The value of narrative, writing, and poetry is high. For ‘the very fact that so great of an enterprise as the Trojan War could have been forgotten without a poet to immortalize it several hundred years later offered only too good an example of what could happen to human greatness if it had nothing…

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  • Totalitarianism In The 1920's

    Arendt writes, in Origins of Totalitarianism: “Totalitarianism in power uses the state administration for its long-range goal of world conquest…it establishes the secret police as the executors and guardians of its domestic experiment in constantly transforming reality into fiction.” The reality that totalitarianism destroys is it’s citizens understanding of how life functions, e.g. what is correct and incorrect behavior. Through the creation of their own rules, the secret police furthers the…

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  • Hannah Arendt Totalitarianism Analysis

    totalitarianism regime are based off of absolute or ‘total’ control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institution. Hannah Arendt descries totalitarianism as control by total terror and is hidden behind a simple leader who presents an idea to the public that promises protection from insecurity and danger. The two may seem similar but there is one large difference. Hannah Arendt was not sure that genocide was a side effect of totalitarianism, when even in Nazi Germany that…

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  • Analysis Of On Revaluation By Hannah Arendt

    Liberty and Power Hannah Arendt was born in Germany in 1906. When Nazis came to power, she went and settled USA for escaping Nazis. Her main political job started in USA that she wrote books such as “the Origins of Totalitarianism”, and “Human condition” that portrayed freedom and autonomy for society. She reflects “On Revaluation” (1963) both American and French revaluation that how society converted its political power to other, and what kind of liberties new power brought to society…

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  • Hannah Arendt Totalitarianism Summary

    Hannah Arendt wrote The Origins of Totalitarianism in 1949, by which time the world had been confronted with evidence of the Nazi system of terror and devastation. The disclosures of the evils were met with a high degree of doubtful investigation despite a considerable amount of evidence and a vast amount of records and photos. The capacity for comprehension was overwhelming and the nature and extent of these programs added to the unreal nature of the revelations. Arendt wrote about the…

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  • All Quiet On The Western Front: A Comparative Analysis

    had begun to love life and the world; and we had to shoot it to pieces. The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our hearts. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in the war.”(88, All Quiet on the Western Front). Here he states that he and his friends were normal people straight out of high school that had aspirations and goals, but found that stolen from them when the killing began. More so this also shows how normal…

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  • Hannah Arendt Ideology And Terror Summary

    Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt Views On Totalitarianism Government) Totalitarian is a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete service to the state. This type of government is run by a dictator that controls and has immese power over the state and the people under him. “A totalitarian society is usually ran by a dictator, and there is little to no freedom to the people. In totalitarism, the government controls almost every aspect of life.” (Wolin) Very…

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  • Analysis Of Plato's Kallipolis

    Plato more explicitly says that no person can challenge another’s position or role in the Kallipolis because if someone is suited to the role of ruling or shows leadership, no individual can interfere in their duty to do so (Popper, 1962) and if for any reason these roles are conflated or practised by the wrong individual than this will have dangerous consequences for society (Kallipolis). Not only is this approach extremely problematic because it completely diminishes he idea of any meritocracy…

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