The Philosophy of Hannah Arendt (PHI4131.01)

Paul Voice

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a 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 revolution. This course is a detailed exploration of some of her major works, including The Human Condition, On Revolution, and Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, as well as an engagement with some of the critical literature on her work.


Learning Outcomes:
In this course you will:
- Read texts closely (Inquire and Research)
- Analyze and criticize arguments (Inquire and Research)
- Further develop your analytical essay writing skills (Research and Communicate)


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Preference will be given to students with courses in SCT, especially those with at least one course in philosophy.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Philosophy , Fully In-Person , All courses
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