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Hannah Arendt

  1. 1. Hannah Arendt
  2. 2. Who was Hannah Arendt? <ul><li>Hannah Arendt was an author, educator, and German-Jewish political philosopher during the 20 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>She grew up during very controversial times of history. </li></ul><ul><li>Even through traumatic times she still was determined to think around the unpleasant times of WWI and WWII with her innovating ideology; this is her life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Years <ul><li>She was born in 1906 in the city of Linden and was raised in Konigsberg, Prussia. </li></ul><ul><li>She was an only child. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of seven, Her father passed away and her mother remarried. She had two older step sisters. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Adulthood <ul><li>She attended the University of Marburg, and studied philosophy, literature, and theology,. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1929, she married Gunther Stern, and also completed her dissertation on the idea of love in thought of St. Augustine at this time as well. </li></ul><ul><li>When the National Socialists gained power Arendt became a political activist in 1933, and worked for the German Zionist Organization. </li></ul><ul><li>She was arrested for doing research on anti-Semitic propaganda at this time but managed to escape to Paris, where she remained there for 18 years. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Adulthood continued <ul><li>She divorced Stern and married Heinrich Blucher, a communist gentile, in 1940. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1941, Arendt, her husband and her mother fled to America because France had fell to the power and control of the Nazi’s. </li></ul><ul><li>During WWII ,while living in New York, Arendt published her first book entitled The Origins of Totalitarianism. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Arendt’s Works <ul><li>The Origins of Totalitarianism, was the first conceived study of imperialism, it was published in 1951. </li></ul><ul><li>She also became an American citizen at this time as well. </li></ul><ul><li>She went on to write three other books entitled-The Human Condition, Between Past and Future, On Revolution. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Arendt’s Works Continued <ul><li>One her most controversial works was entitled Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil . </li></ul><ul><li>Published in 1963, it was an account of the trail of a S.S lieutenant colonel who was responsible for transporting Jews to death camps. </li></ul><ul><li>Arendt covered the trail as a correspondent for The New Yorker . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hannah the Educator <ul><li>Arendt was the first woman to become a full professor of politics at Princeton University in 1959. </li></ul><ul><li>She also taught at the University of Chicago, Wesleyan University, and New School for Social Research. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1975, she the American woman to receive the Sonning Prize for Contributions to European Civilization. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Arendt’s Educational Contributions& Demise <ul><li>She was also responsible for the foundation of Structured Liberal Education at Stanford University. </li></ul><ul><li>Hannah Arendt died at the age of 69 in 1975 and was buried at Bard College in New York. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Hannah Arendt has contributed greatly to philosophical development of the twentieth century. Within her works she influenced the progress of modern political theory. She is also one the most influential political scholars during this era of history as well. Her emphasis on the plight of the Jews has become extremely noteworthy and has become infiltrated into the common themes of Jewish history. </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.”- Hannah Arendt </li></ul>

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