Thursday, November 19, 2009
Hannah Arendt - a German philosopher of the 20th century. Born in 1906 and dying in 1975, Hannah Arendt had a storied career in the field of philosophy, carried out under difficult circumstances as a Jewish person living during Nazi Germany. Having to flee several times in the pre-war and war era, Arendt wound up in the United States, where she continued her work in philosophy, writing the book The Origins of Totalitarianism in no small part about the Nazi Party. Her most influential book, The Human Condition, followed in 1958, but she coninued to work right up till her death, writing a wide variety of works focusing on human interaction and systems of politics.