Arendt: Books

Love and Saint Augustin 1929.


Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin. Versuch einer philosophischen Interpretation Berlin: J. Springer, 1929

Love and Saint Augustine. Edited with an Interpretive Essay by Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Scott. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996/1998).


Six Essays 1948


Sechs Essays, Heidelberg: Lambert Schneider, 1948

Zueignung an Karl Jaspers

1) Über den Imperialismus

2) Organisierte Schuld

3) Was ist Existenz-Philosophie?

4) Die verborgene Tradition

5) Juden in der Welt von Gestern

6) Franz Kafka

Totalitarianism 1951


  • The Origins of Totalitarianism. Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York 1951.
    • Second enlarged edition: New York: World Publishing Co., Meridian Books, 1958. Third edition, with new prefaces: new York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966, 1968, 1973.
    • The Burden of Our Time. Secker and Warburg, London 1951.
  • Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft.Europäische Verlagsanstalt, Frankfurt a. M., 1955, 1958, 1961, 1962.
  • Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government. Julkaistu ensin  The Review of Politics, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jul., 1953).
  • Totalitarismin synty. Vastapaino, Tampere 2013.

Vita activa 1958



  • The Human Condition. University of Chicago Press, Chigaco 1958.
  • Vita activa oder vom tätigen Leben, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1960; Piper, München 1967.

Rahel Varnhagen: the life of a Jewess 1958


  • Rahel Varnhagen: the life of a Jewess. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston (1958). Complete ed.; Ed. Liliane Weissberg. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
  • Rahel Varnhagen. Lebensgeschichte einer deutschen Jüdin aus der Romantik. Piper, München 1959.




On Humanity in Dark Times. Thoughts about Lessing (1960)


Von der Menschlichkeit in finsteren Zeiten. Gedanken zu Lessing.  Dr. Ernst Hauswedell & Co. Verlag,  Hamburg 1960.
Von der Menschlichkeit in finsteren Zeiten. Rede über Lessing. Piper 1960.

On Humanity in Dark Times: Thoughts about Lessing. In Men in Dark Times. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968.

Between Past and Future: Six exercises in political thought. 1968


  • Between Past and Future: Six exercises in political thought New York: Viking, 1961.
  • The Gap between Past and Future
  • 1.Tradition and the Modern Age
  • 2. The Concept of History: Ancient and Modern.
  • 3. What Is Authority?
  • 4. What Is Freedom?
  • 5.  The Crisis in Education
  • 6.  The Crisis in Culture: Its Social and Political Signifiance

Two more essays were added in 1968.

  • 7. Truth and Politics.
  • 8.  The Conquest of Space and the Stature of Man.

On Revolution 1963


  • On Revolution. New York: Viking, 1963.
  • Revised second edition, 1965.
  • Über die Revolution. Piper, München 1963.
  • The Meaning of Revolution
  • The Social Question
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Foundation I: Constitutio Libertatis
  • Foundation II: Novus Ordo Saeclorum
  • The Revolutionary Tradition and Its Lost Treasure

Eichmann in Jerusalem. On the Banality of Evil 1963.



  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963/1968) New York: Viking, 1968.
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem. Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen Piper, München 1964.
  • Eichmann Jerusalemissa – Raportti pahuuden arkipäiväisyydestä. Docendo, 2016.


Men in Dark Times 1968


  • Men in Dark Times. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968.
  1. On Humanity in Dark Times:Thoughts about Lessing
  2. Rosa Luxemburg 1871-1919
  3. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli: A Christian on St. Peter’s Chair from 1958 to 1963.
  4. Karl Jaspers. Laudatio.
  5. Karl Jaspers: A Citizen of a World?
  6. Isak Dinesen: 1885-1963
  7. Hermann Broch: 1886-1951
  8. Walter Benjamin: 1892-1940
  9. Bertol Brecht: 1898-1958
  10. Waldemar Gurian: 1903-1954.
  11. Randall Jarrell: 1914-1965.

On Violence 1970


  • On Violence. Harvest Books 1970.
  • Macht und Gewalt, Piper, München 1970;







Crises of the Republic 1972

crisisCrises of the Republic. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972.

Life of the Mind 1978


  • Life of the Mind Ed. Mary McCarthy, 2 vols. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
  • Vom Leben des Geistes. Bd. 1 Das Denken; Bd. 2 Das Wollen Piper, München 1979.

Denktagebuch 1950 – 1973. Piper, München 2002.


Collections of articles (see articles)

Die verborgene Tradition. Acht Essays (1932–1948) Suhrkamp, Frankfurt a.M. 1976.

The Jew as Pariah: Jewish Identity and Politics in the Modern Age, edited with an introduction by Ron H. Feldman 1978.

Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism, Ed. Jerome Kohn. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1994.

Responsibility and Judgment. Edited with an introduction by Jerome Kohn. New York: Schocken, 2003.

The Promise of Politics. Edited with an Introduction by Jerome Kohn. New York: Schocken, 2005.

The Jewish Writings. Edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman. Schocken Books 2007.

Reflections on Literature and Culture. Stanford University Press 2007.
  • Rilkes Duino Elegies
  • Review of Hans Weil The Emergence of the German Principle of “Bildung”
  • Friedrich von Gentz: On the 100th Anniversary of His Death, June 9, 1932.
  • Adam Müller – Renaissance?
  • Berlin Salon
  • Review of Hans Hagen, Rilkes Revisions
  • Review of Kate Hamburger Thomas Mann and Romanticism
  • Stefan Zweig: Jews in the World of Yesterday
  • The Jew as Pariah: A Hidden Tradition
  • Nightmare and Flight
  • Franz Kafka Appreciated Anew
  • Great Friend of Reality: Adalbert Stifter
  • French Existentialism
  • No Longer and Not Yet
  • Proof Positive
  • The Streets of Berlin
  • The Too Ambitious Reporter
  • Beyond Personal frustration: The Poetry of Bertolt Brecht
  • Preface to Bernard Lazare Job’s Dungheap
  • The Achievement of Hermann Broch
  • Between Vice and Crime (On Proust)
  • The Imperialist Character (On Kipling).
  • The Permanence of the World and the Work of Art
  • Culture and Politics
  • Foreword to Carl Heidenreich’s Exhibition Catalog.
  • The Social Question (On Melville and Dostoevski)
  • Review of Nathalie Sarraute, The Golden Fruits.
  • What is Permitted to Jove…Reflections on the Poet Bertolt Brecht and His Relation to Politics.
  • Randall Jarrell 1914-1965
  • Isak Dinesen 1885- 1962
  • Notes on Dostoevsky’s Possessed
  • Emerson Address
  • Afterword to Robert Gilbert No Donkey Has Lost Me While Galloping.
  • Remembering Wystan H Auden, Who Died in the Night of the Twenty-eight of September, 1973.