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Arendt A Guide for the Perplexed by Karin A. Fry

Arendt A Guide for the Perplexed

Part of the Guides for the Perplexed Series


Arendt A Guide for the Perplexed by Karin A. Fry

This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Arendt's key ideas and texts, ideal for students coming to her work for the first time. Hannah Arendt is considered to be one of the most influential political thinkers of the twentieth century. Although her writing is somewhat clear, the enormous breadth of her work places particular demands on the student coming to her thought for the first time. Arendt: A Guide for the Perplexed provides a clear, concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important political thinker. The book examines the most important themes of Hannah Arendt's work, as well as the main controversies surrounding it. Karin Fry explores the systematic nature of Arendt's political thought that arose in response to the political controversies of her time and describes how she sought to envision a coherent framework for thinking about politics in a new way.Thematically structured and covering all Arendt's key writings and ideas, this book is designed specifically to meet the needs of students coming to her work for the first time. Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging - or indeed downright bewildering. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to grasp, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material.

About the Author

Karin Fry is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, USA.

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Publication date

26th February 2009


Karin A. Fry

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


176 pages


Social & political philosophy
Western philosophy, from c 1900 -



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