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50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting, Seeing, Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from 50 Key Books by Tom Butler-Bowdon

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In a similar vein

Henri Bergson Creative Evolution (p 56)Martin Heidegger Being and Time (p 126)

CHAPTER 1Hannah Arendt

German-born Hannah Arendt was one of America’s leading twentieth-century intellectuals, rising to prominence with her study of Hitler and Stalin, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), then achieving fame with Eichmann in Jerusalem (1962), a study of the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann that included her concept of “the banality of evil.”

The Human Condition is the best expression of her larger philosophy. Though it is scholarly (she was an expert in classical Rome and Greece) and often difficult, it is genuinely original. And while it can be studied as a work of political philosophy, it also provides a very inspiring theory of ...

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