Politics as Endurance: Hannah Arendt and the Three Deaths of Being

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dc.contributor.author Orr, Steven Ray Shadbolt
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-29T20:20:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-29T20:20:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-08-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5638
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines Hannah Arendt's vita activa in the context of the contemporary political world that is marked by the inclusion of a variety of beings beyond mere human plurality. Understanding that Arendt's work is in opposition to the isolating tendencies of philosophical and bureaucratic thought, I look to the processes of labor and work as methods by which togetherness and worldliness can be recovered. Beginning with Richard Sennett's The Craftsman and Vanessa Lemm's Nietzsche's Animal Philosophy, I draw out a common thread in projects that consider non-human actors as capable of politicking: endurance. Building upon Arendt's work in The Human Condition and On Violence, I suggest that the vita diutina, the enduring life, and the three deaths of being serve as a useful ways of understanding already ongoing political projects that include non-human beings. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Hannah Arendt en_US
dc.subject excluded bodies en_US
dc.subject endurance en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject political theory en_US
dc.subject worldliness en_US
dc.subject memory en_US
dc.subject vita activa en_US
dc.title Politics as Endurance: Hannah Arendt and the Three Deaths of Being en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Kroker, Arthur
dc.degree.department Department of Political Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0422 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0615 en_US

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