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11. Arendt Studies: Volume > 1
Jan Maximilian Robitzsch The Aporias of Grounding the Right to Have Rights in Hannah Arendt
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In this paper, I argue that Hannah Arendt is a kind of foundationalist when it comes to grounding the right to have rights. However, I also show that the solution Arendt herself provides is untenable by her own standards and that some alternative suggestions that scholars have advanced on her behalf, while Arendtian in spirit, do not emphasize the practical political dimension of Arendt’s analysis enough. Rather than looking for answers to the problem of how the right to have rights can be established philosophically, I therefore suggest that Arendt’s texts are better read as attempts to think through difficult problems in regard to the right to have rights and to stress the importance of providing practical political answers.
12. Arendt Studies: Volume > 2
Ronald Beiner The Presence of Art and the Absence of Heidegger
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Wolfgang Heuer Plurality
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Annabel Herzog The Perplexities of Instrumentality
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Adriana Cavarero Human Condition of Plurality
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Peg Birmingham Worldly Immortality in an Age of Superfluity: Arendt’s The Human Condition
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Roger Berkowitz The Human Condition Today: The Challenge of Science
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Dana Villa Totalitarianism, Tradition, and The Human Condition
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Andrew Benjamin Being and Appearing: Notes on Arendt and Relationality
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The article examines Hannah Arendt’s contribution to the development of a philosophical anthropology that takes relationality as its point of departure. The relations in question are to ‘others’ and to ‘place.’ The first part of the article argues that while relationality has to be understood as a descriptive of human being, the possibility of coming into relation—in Arendt’s terms ‘appearing’—needs to be understood as the actualization of a potentiality. While the potentiality has a necessary existence, its actualization is inherently contingent. It is the problem of potentiality as that which demands actualization that, while fundamental to Arendt’s project, she fails to take up. The second part of the article traces the presence of this limit in Arendt’s thought through her engagement with Heidegger in her text What is Existential Philosophy?
20. Arendt Studies: Volume > 2
Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen The Janus Face of Political Experience
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Arendt’s concept of experience can contribute in important ways to the contemporary debates in political and feminist theory. However, while the notion is ubiquitous in Arendt’s thinking we lack an understanding of experience as a concept, as opposed to the impact of Arendt’s personal experiences on her thought. Drawing from her notes for “Political Experiences in the Twentieth Century,” the article seeks to enrich our understanding of the Janus-faced character of political experience. It emphasizes the importance of vicariousness, and argues that experience should be understood as a process of suffering, enduring, and re-experiencing events beyond our conscious control. The article further posits that experience appear only when events, through metaphors, are allowed to leave their mark on our way of using language. It is argued that this concept poses an important challenge to the different ways experience is approached in contemporary political and feminist theory.