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German Studies Program Presents

Thursday, March 8, 2018
(CANCELLED) The Arendt Edition Series presents: "An Introduction to Politics" with Marcus Llanque
Olin, Room 203
6:30 pm

This talk has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Searching for the "origins“ of the political, as Hannah Arendt did, reflects a genealogical approach to the history of political ideas. It is a common place to say that she found it in ancient political thought. But which aspects of it? Looking into her unpublished book, "Introduction into Politics,“ we find her considering three different layers of antiquity: Homer, the Greeks, and the Romans. In the end, she opted for the Romans and consequently changed her idea of the "oasis“ of politics which has to be defended against the "desert“ of modernity.

BIO
Marcus Llanque is Professor for Political Theory at University of Augsburg/ Germany. He’s published several books on the theory of democracy, republicanism, and the history of political ideas. He is the editor of Hannah Arendt’s “What is Politics?” within the upcoming critical edition of Arendt’s complete works.

Date: March 8th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 203

Free & Open to the Public

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Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Olin, Room 203