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How Hannah Arendt helped me think
by Lyndsey Stonebridge
About this EXP
Lyndsey Stonebridge, Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham, discusses Hannah Arendt’s ideas on thinking.
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Key point 1
Arendt argues that thinking properly involves both facing up to reality and resisting it.
Key point 2
From Immanuel Kant, Arendt took the idea that thinking has moral consequences; from Martin Heidegger, the concept that thinking is really all there is.
Key point 3
Arendt teaches us that because thinking is an everyday activity, it’s radically democratic.
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