Hannah Arendt

was a jewish-german-american political theorist who left Germany and emigrated to the USA during the Nazi-regime. After being strongly influenced by Heidegger, Jaspers, Husserl and Bultmann during her studies, Arendt dedicated her own work to political theory. Her central work “The origins of Totalitarianism” philosophically deals with the historical experiences made during the second world war, such as the holocaust and Stalinist communism.

Central Works:

The Human Condition – The Origins of Totalitarianism – Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

The ideas of Hannah Arendt influenced the following concepts: