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Author Weisman, Tama.

Title Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx : on totalitarianism and the tradition of western political thought / Tama Weisman
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2013
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Contents Introduction -- The Marx project : a brief overview -- Origins of totalitarianism : ideology and terror -- The tradition -- First pillar : "labor is the creator of man" : on labor, necessity, and loneliness -- Third pillar : the eleventh thesis on Feuerbach -- Second pillar : violence is the midwife of history -- Die Aufhebung : as the state withers a new politics arises and philosophy fades away
Summary Hannah Arendt and Karl Marx examines Hannah Arendt's unpublished writings on Marx as the unified project Arendt originally intended. This book traces and evaluates the development of Arendt's thought on Marx, how his thought could be used toward totalitarian ends, and his place in the tradition of Western political thought. Going beyond an analysis of Arendt's explicit appraisal of Marx, Tama Weisman develops a compelling critique of Marx inspired by but never developed in Arendt's work -that with Marxian thought we risk the loss of our sense of awe and wonder in philosophical, political and w
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Totalitarianism -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739184059 (electronic bk.)
1306119944 (ebk)
9780739184059 (electronic bk.)
9781306119948 (ebk)