Arendt, Hannah (1906-1975)


If philosophers, despite their necessary estrangement from the everyday life of human affairs, were ever to arrive at a true political philosophy they would have to make the plurality of man, out of which arises the whole realm of human affairs—in its grandeur and misery—the object of their thaumadzein.”



Books and Articles by Arendt

Lectures and manuscripts

Arendt Correspondence

Interviews and films

Arendt Links

My works on Arendt


  • Koivusalo, Markku: Totalitarismista uusliberalismiin: Hannah Arendt ja aikamme poliittisen ajattelun ahdinko. [From totalitarianism to neoliberalism: Hannah Arendt and the burden of our political though] Tiede & edistys: Interdisciplinary critical science journal (2013):4, pp. 311-129.
  •  Totalitarismista_uusliberalismiin (artikkeli)
  • Totalitarismista-uusliberalismiin_käsikirjoitus (toimittamaton käsikirjoitus)
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Hannah Arendt: Totalitarismin synty. Review article of Finnish translation of Hannah Arendt: Origins of Totalitarianism. Politiikka: Finnish Journal of Political Science 56 (2014): 2, pp. 159-169. Totalitarismin_synty_arvostelu
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Hannah Arendt’s Angels and Demons: Ten Spiritual Exercises.” COLLeGIUM Studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences 2010:8, pp. 105-150. Koivusalo_Arendt_Angels_Demons
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Kuka muistaisi toiminnan miehiä?” [Hannah Arendt and the Action Men.] Tiede & edistys: Interdisciplinary critical science journal 28 (2003): 2, pp. 1-18.
  • Koivusalo, Markku: “The female condition.” Framework: the Finnish art review 2006:5, pp. 8-13.
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Pyhästä banaaliin pahaan.” [From the Sacred to the Banal Evil.] Nuori Voima literary journal 2001:2, pp. 3-6.

Conferences and presentations

  • Angels and demons in the political thought of Hannah Arendt. Practice, Thought and Judgment – Hannah Arendt 100 years: Anniversary Symposium. November 24 – 25, 2006. University of Helsinki.
  • Hannah Arendt and Sociology. Discussion in Marian Helmi 4.11.2003.

Lectures and teaching 

  • Thinking and Judging the Political with Hannah Arendt. Lecture course and seminar. International Master’s Degree Program. University of Helsinki (6 cr.) 2010–2012.
  • Hannah Arendt and Thinking the Political. As a part of the course: Political Philosophy in Modern World. (5-6 cr.) University of Helsinki 2004-2016.
  • Hannah Arend: Life and Thought. Aalto university. Study circle of the Department of Film, Television and Scenography. Kulttuurikeskus Caisa. 13.3. 2017.
  • Introduction to Arendt’s analysis of totalitarianism. Social science researches readong circle. University of Helsinki. Department of Sociology. 10.3.2017.
  • Hannah Arendt and Political Philosophy. Lectures in Critical Academy. Philosophy School 2002, 2003.