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Continental Philosophy | Ethics and Political Philosophy | European History | History of Philosophy | Political History | Political Theory
Hannah Arendt, Modernity, Judgment, Culture, Narrative, Kant
The plan of this thesis is, first, to interpret Arendt’s critique of the modern age. Next, this paper outlines Arendt’s reconceptualization of Kant’s theory of judgment as the basis for a novel model of the public sphere in light of the conditions of modernity. Finally, this paper explores Arendt’s poetics as a means of activating the faculty of judgment in order to reconcile with the modern world. In order to address the political crises of modernity, Arendt develops a political aesthetic alive to the role of narrative and culture in reconstituting political communities. I argue that Hannah Arendt develops a novel political theory that is responsive to our global political context.
Vassilakis, Quixote R., "The Political Aesthetic of Hannah Arendt: Modernity, Judgment, and Culture" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.