Action and Appearance: ethics and the politics of writing in Hannah Arendt.
Yeatman, Anna; Phillip Birger Hansen, Magdalena Zólkos & Charles A. Barbour(ed.)
London : Continuum, 2011. Paperback. 230 pp. English text. Condition : as new.
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- Action and Appearance is a collection of essays that look into the crucial and complex link between action and appearance in Hannah Arendt's political thought. Contributed by respected scholars, the essays articulate around the following themes: the emergence of political action when questioning the nature of law, subjectivity and individuality; the relationship between ethics and politics; the nexus of (co-)appearance, thinking and truth; and Arendt's writing as action and appearance. For Arendt, action is a worldly, public phenomenon that requires the presence of others to have any effect. Therefore, to act is more than to decide as it is also to appear. Much has been said about Arendt's theory of action, but little attention has been paid to her approach to appearance as is done in this volume. Action and Appearance explores both Arendt's familiar texts and previously unpublished or recently rediscovered texts to challenge the established readings of her work.
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