While Hannah Arendt’s analysis of the tensions between philosophy and politics has received a great deal of scholarly attention, her suggestions regarding the conditions for possibly overcoming the rift between these human activities have received much less attention. As I will show, Arendt believed the rift between philosophy and politics had a devastating affect on Western forms of government and political organization. In her reading of figures such as Socrates, Kant and Jaspers, she offers an alternative conception of philosophy and its relation to politics, as well as an institutional form in which such an alternative could find its realization: the council system.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||History of Political Thought|
|State||Published - 2016|
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- Council system
- Hannah Arendt
- Karl Jaspers
- Participatory democracy
- Relations of rule
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science