Vita Activa

(Theme in the course: Thinking and Judging Political with Hannah Arendt)


Some further reading:

Arendt, Hannah:

The Human Condition . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958.

Vita activa oder vom tätigen Leben , Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1960; Piper, München 1967.

  • Benhabib, Seyla: The reluctant modernism of Hannah Arendt. Rowman & Littlefield, 2003
  • Calhoun, Craig, and McGowan John (ed.): Hannah Arendt and the Meaning of Politics. University of Minnesota Press 1997.
  • Calhoun, Craig, Habermas and the Public Sphere. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 1993.
  • Habermas, Jürgen, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a category of Bourgeois Society (1962), Polity, Cambridge 1989.
  • Pitkin, Hanna Fenichel: The Attack of the Blob: Hannah Arendt’s Concept of the Social. University of Chicago Press 1998 .
  • Sennett, Richard: The Fall of Public Man, Knopf 1977.
  • Taminaux, Jacques: The Thracian Maid and the Professional Thinker: Arendt and Heidegger. Albany: SUNY Press, 1998
  • Villa, Dana: Arendt and Heidegger: the Fate of the Political, Princeton University Press 1995.