Hannah Arendt: The Best Introductory Resources

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This page features a collection of the best resources on Hannah Arendt. To get started, simply choose the type of resource that best suits your learning style. If you want a comprehensive overview of the philosophy of Arendt: Read the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Hannah Arendt. However, you should keep in mind that the Stanford Encyclopedia in often quite technical and this article may be difficult for beginners. It’s also quite long at around 16,000 words. Here’s a short excerpt that introduces Arendt: “Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was one …

The Seven Best Books on or by Hannah Arendt

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This page contains a list of the best books on or by Hannah Arendt. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Arendt. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Arendt. An 800-page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This list aims to take this ambiguity into account by featuring books that will appeal to a variety of learning …