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What did Arendt mean by thinking?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/hannah-arendt-adolf-eichmann-banality-of-evil   This is an exceptionally interesting article not to be missed Advertisements

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Vivan Gornick reviews Hannan Arendt’s first 30 years of writing

http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish I came across this because I am interested in Vivian Gornick’s writing but as it is about Hanna Arendt that makes it doubly interesting.I find it hard to comprehend the development of Israel and why some Jewish people are … Continue reading

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I had finished with Arendt but came across another good article

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/hannah-arendt-adolf-eichmann-banality-of-evil of Kant Interesting as it gives a better definition of what she meant by thinking.And horrifyingly Eichmann claimed to be a follower of Kant Related articles Thinking is a lonely business (thefword.org.uk) Hannah Arendt and thinking (complexnumberblog.wordpress.com) What puzzles … Continue reading

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A very full review of “The Jewish Writings” by Hannah Arendt

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n09/judith-butler/i-merely-belong-to-them This broad ranging review  gives a very good account  of Arendt’s political views on Jews and on Israel.I learned a lot and have sympathy for her position.I am fearful of the current state of the middle east in  general … Continue reading

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A very good and rightly criticaI review of the film about Hannah Arendt

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2013/05/hannah-arendt-and-the-glorification-of-thinking.html I came across this in the New Yorker,It has a lot of links e.g.to Claude Lanzmann’s film about the Shoa where his judgment is much  superior to that of Arendt. Related articles Hannah Arendt: The Celebrated Political Theorist on … Continue reading

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“The evil of banality”

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_spectator/2009/10/the_evil_of_banality.html A very interesting and disturbing discussion of books about Heidegger and Arendt.Heidegger’s silence after the war about the And looking at the quote below it seems they lacked wisdom Related articles Hannah Arendt – review (theguardian.com) On Hannah Arendt … Continue reading

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What puzzles me about Arendt and Eichmann in Jerusalem

After reading the material  I have posted on,I saw that Arendt  believed Eichmann was not psychotic or crazy.She said he “did not think”.It puzzle me because one factor above all would seem to me to be relevant.That if a senior … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt and thinking

http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/05/30/lonely-thinking-hannah-arendt-on-film/ http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/sep/26/hannah-arendt-reviewThe reason I am writing this is that at the end of this film,Arendt gives a seven minute monologue on,what is thinking? She believed the people like Eichmann who carried out Hitler’s Final Solution were not psychotic monsters but … Continue reading

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