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Hannah Arendt

Born: Oct 14, 1906

Death: Dec 4, 1975

Birthplace: Hanover

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Hannah Arendt

Date of Birth : Oct 14, 1906
Date of Death : Dec 4, 1975
Birth Place : Hanover

Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit the world." An assimilated Jew, she escaped Europe during the Holocaust and became an American citizen. Her works deal with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. The Hannah Arendt Prize is named in her honor.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Philosopher
  • Essayist
  • Political Scientist

Also known as


  • Johanna "Hannah" Arendt
  • Johanna Arendt

Parents


  • Paul Arendt
  • Martha Cohn

Spouse


  • Günther Anders
  • Heinrich Blücher
  • Günther Anders

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
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