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Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy

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Social Philosophy of Hannah Arendt: Political and Ethic Aspects

Lomako Olga М., Saratov State University

The paper is devoted to the analysis of political, ethical and existential
grounds of a man’s being in the social philosophy of Hannah Arendt.
Actually her philosophy can be considered the political philosophy and
thus it focuses on historical perception of society in its human dimension
from the Ancient Greeks to modern Europe. The basic concepts of the philosophy of Arendt – «freedom» and «deprivation of freedom». It is
about the origins of total domination, about the need to overcome its
effects in the modern civilization through ethical dialogue and political
action. The article discusses the historical development of the types
of power in the formation of various political forms of society. Socialphilosophical
analysis of interrelation between the policy and ethics in
the process of their historical transformation is revealed through such
concepts as «banality of evil», «vita active», «new defence».


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