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Nature versus freedom : Hannah Arendt's theory of the political sphere from the polis to the modern world

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Nature versus freedom : Hannah Arendt's theory of the political sphere from the polis to the modern world

Mendelsohn, Eric (1997) Nature versus freedom : Hannah Arendt's theory of the political sphere from the polis to the modern world. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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My thesis bears on Hannah Arendt's theory of the political sphere. My objective is critically to assess Arendt's development of the theory from its introduction in her treatment of the self-understanding of the ancient Greek polis to its deployment in the modern context. With The Human Condition as the central text in my analysis, I consider the key philosophical-theoretical commitments surrounding the theory of the political sphere, notably Arendt's opposition of freedom to nature. I argue that problems arising in connection with Arendt's theory of the political sphere can be traced to the freedom-nature dichotomy.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Mendelsohn, Eric
Pagination:v, 106 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Philosophy
Date:1997
Thesis Supervisor(s):Zeman, Vladimir
ID Code:333
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:13
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