The Human Condition: Hannah Arendt (PHI4101.01)

Paul Voice

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a major political theorist whose work has become increasingly influential in recent years. A student of Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers, her extensive writings cover such topics as the nature of power, the meaning of the political, and the problem of totalitariansim. This course is a critical exploration of some of her major works, including The Origins of Totalitariansim, The Human Condition, and Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, as well as a assessment of the critical response to her work.

Prerequisites: One course in social science, literature, languages, or the sciences.
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40-5:30
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
This course is categorized as All courses, Philosophy.