Love and Saint Augustine


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Love and Saint Augustine

by Hannah Arendt (Author)
Judith Chelius Stark (Volume Editor)
Joanna V. Scott (Volume Editor)



ISBN: 9780226025964


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This is a revised English translation of the work that incorporates Arendt's own substantial revisions of the original text and provides additional notes based on letters, contracts, and other documents as well as the recollections of Arendt's friends and colleagues.

They argue that the entire revised text is not only a study of neighbourly love and worldliness in relation to the possibility of free will, but also a phenomenological discussion of the social and moral origins of action in the public realm. Scott and Stark demonstrate how Arendt's early work on Augustine provides the key to her later critique of modernity. Her main works are filled with explicit and implicit Augustinian references: the question about the relevance of the neighbour; her conclusion that Augustinian philosophy is both out of, and engaged in, the world; and the path she followed to reach them, combining phenomenology with Christian existentialism, were essentially unchanged even in the context of New York in the early 1960s.


ISBN 226025969
ISBN13 9780226025964
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 08/02/1996
Pages 254
Weight (grammes) 524
Published in United States
Height (mm) 236
Width (mm) 165