By Patricia Owens
Between conflict and Politics is the 1st ebook size examine of warfare within the considered one of many twentieth-century's most vital and unique political thinkers. Hannah Arendt's writing was once essentially rooted in her figuring out of struggle and its political value. yet this portion of her paintings has strangely been ignored in foreign and political thought.
This booklet fills an immense hole by means of assessing the total variety of Arendt's ancient and conceptual writing on battle and introduces to overseas thought the special language she used to discuss battle and the political international. It builds on her re-thinking of previous innovations equivalent to energy, violence, greatness, global, imperialism, evil, hypocrisy and humanity and introduces a few which are new to foreign notion like plurality, motion, agonism, natality and political immortality. the problems that Arendt handled all through her existence and paintings proceed to form the political international and her method of political considering is still a resource of concept for these looking for counsel no longer in what to imagine yet how you can take into consideration politics and conflict. Re-reading Arendt's writing, cast via firsthand event of career and struggles for liberation, political founding and resistance in time of warfare, finds a extra critical engagement with battle than her prior readers have famous. Arendt's political thought makes extra feel while it really is understood within the context of her considering warfare and we will take into consideration the historical past and idea of conflict, and foreign politics, in new methods by way of considering with Arendt.
This booklet is a venture of the Oxford Leverhulme Programme at the altering personality of War.
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