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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Mimi Howard Abstract This article provides a genealogy of Hannah Arendt’s treatment of political economy in the years prior to the publication of The Human Condition (1958). In the early 1950s her archival papers and diary entries display deep concern for a host of topics at the intersection...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Karen Pagani This article supplements the description of forgiveness in Hannah Arendt's Human Condition with an applied interpretation of love and respect, truth and opinion, and the importance of spectators or moral bystanders, as described in Between Past and Future, On Revolution, Eichmann...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and never truly “works,” revealing literature's fragile dimension. Fragility not only addresses the vulnerability of bare human life but conveys the condition of literary and cultural studies, torn between ethical responsibility and the continuous threat to fail in the process. With a genealogical approach...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... “Suffering,” he writes, is “the objectivity which weighs on the subject.” To be sure, he also insists that this truth is not an invariant fact of the human condition; it reflects the terrible events in modern history that have exposed traditional metaphysical reflections on meaning culture as a sham...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
... autonomous listening (always already institutionalized in terms of habitus) to automatic listening (absolutizing habitus through executable algorithms), the article detects a link to technological misrecognition, whereby the sensuous/immediate and humanizing must—as a condition of its possibility—also...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of Arendt’s general philosophical notions such as natality, plurality, and action as human conditions of cosmopolitanism. 10 And her notion of worldliness has been singled out as a virtue that “cosmopolitans should elucidate.” 11 Some readings of Arendt’s and Jaspers’s philosophies reconstruct...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Condition , it would not be fit for human existence. Yet herein lies the very problem: Arendt seeks to transform what was previously the presumption of exemplarity into its goal. The intelligibility of exemplary thought, of the past as a storehouse of examples, under the ancien régime of historicity...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of (Auto)biography.” 7. A wealth of literature has emerged in the past fifteen to twenty years on the intellectual rela- tionship of Arendt and Heidegger, in particular on The Human Condition. Dana Villa, Margaret Canovan, and Jacques Taminaux have enhanced our understanding of Arendt’s indebtedness...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of aesthetic and political education. References Arendt Hannah . The Human Condition . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1958 . Athanassoglou-Kallmyer Nina . “ Géricault’s Severed Heads and Limbs: The Politics and Aesthetics of the Scaffold .” Art Bulletin 74 , no. 4 ( 1992...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
...). Unregulated, either constitutes a significant threat to the powers that be. Hannah Arendt’s concept of natality supplies a productive framework within which to consider the dialectical interplay of real and symbolic, biol- ogy and metaphor in the trope of childbirth. In The Human Condition (1958...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., a philosophical undertone. She defi nes herself as a political theorist to distance herself from philosophy’s hostility toward plurality, which is, according to her, synony- mous with politics.8 Plurality has its abode in the public sphere of actions. As Arendt puts it in The Human Condition, politics...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
... is ever the same as anyone else who ever lived, lives, or will live,” 120 this uniqueness is never absolute and remains conditioned by a necessary degree of similarity: Human plurality, the basic condition of both action and speech, has the twofold character of equality and distinction . If men were...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
... range of reference, and the challenges of Blumenberg’s often turgid prose, they stimulated novel ways of thinking about the most profound questions of the human condition, questions whose historically evolving answers Blumen- berg skillfully traced. In particular, he offered arresting new ways...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
..., in heightening awareness of existential precariousness, has raised many questions, particularly about human orientation on a wildly erratic planet. This article explores two of these questions: Which narratives tend to best reflect realistic assessments of the human condition and what, fundamentally...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... the case for such an approach in Bajohr, “Shifting Grounds.” References Arendt Hannah . The Human Condition . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1998 . Austin J. L. How to Do Things with Words . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1962 . Bajohr Hannes...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 197–220.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., I would argue, the evidence suggests that it was the Eichmann trial that was the turning point in this aspect of Arendt’s understanding of the Holocaust. In The Human Condition , published in 1958, Arendt still uses the term radical evil to indicate those offenses “about whose nature so little...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 27–58.
Published: 01 November 2010
... is essentially mythical: revelation shatters the harmony between human and world and places humanity under duress. What is not clear in the above quotation is the manner of that revelation and what the previous condition described. For the time being, the prior condi- tion is named “homely...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
... a secular basis for mod- ern politics, as Arendt sees it, is a sense of the political or quasi-political func- tions that Christianity has played in European civilization. Arendt is renowned for arguing in The Human Condition that “the victory of the Christian faith in the ancient world...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2013
... truth in terms of the freedom of human Dasein (the Being-in-the-world that is the enabling condition of a correspondence of a sentence and a state of affairs),6 Arendt sets truth and freedom at odds and endeavors to redeem and redefine opinion. In this task she not only breaks with a philosophical...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the rationalized factory has extracted labor power from the worker’s physical body, it leaves behind only the most creaturely of bodies as its by-product. In her 1958 book The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt gave a species name to the being made by systems of mechanical production: animal laborans, which...