"Breaking the cycle" : the concept of movement in the work of Hannah Arendt

Clark, Jonathan (1997) "Breaking the cycle" : the concept of movement in the work of Hannah Arendt. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis argues that the development and overall thrust of Hannah Arendt’s social and political theory was significantly informed by her comprehension of and reactions to movement. I attempt to show that particular forms of movement were prized by Arendt and used as justification for her criticism and advocacy of certain ways of directing our lives. With the exception of the first chapter's analysis of The Human Condition-one of her later works which sets out most explicitly her analysis and appraisal of movement-the thesis proceeds chronologically from Arendt’s PhD thesis, Love and Saint Augustine, through to The Life of the Mind, a work which was uncompleted at the time of her death. Thematically, the thesis addresses Arendt’s political works, looking at her ideal of political action and the trends of the modern age that pose a threat to it, and her theoretical and philosophical works, exploring Arendt’s later interest in the relationship between thought and action and the relationship between activities of the mind and activities of the world.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5973
Item ID: 5973
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 169-170.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: 1997
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975; Movement (Philosophy)

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