Units of study

PHIL2625 - Hannah Arendt

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: John Grumley


No 20th century political philosopher has captured as much attention as Hannah Arendt. Those seeking a fresh approach beyond the traditional right and left, as well as contemporary feminists are all drawn to her vivid reading of tradition, her diagnosis of the present and path-breaking analysis of totalitarianism, human rights and refugees. This unit of study examines key concepts like natality and novel reading of politics, freedom and promising and her contemporary appropriation by Giorgio Agamben with his concept of "bare life".


1x250wd tutorial paper (5%), 1x2250wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd take-home essay (45%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL2515, PHIL3515


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