Precarity, Vulnerability, Sovereignty: Worldliness and the work of Hannah Arendt

COLT 2821G S01 [CRN: 24697]

On the 50th anniversary of Eichmann in Jerusalem, this seminar asks: How did Hannah Arendt's experience as a Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany shape her democratic theory? Do her democratic theory and suggestive category worldliness provide a distinctive way to look at post-Holocaust diasporic conditions? We review main categories of political philosophy such as state, sovereignty, nation, violence, vulnerability and power, also using Butler, Kafka and more.
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Spring 2014
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3:00 pm - 5:20 pm Mon - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
13 (May 9, 2014 9:00am)