Timeliness, relevance, freedom:on Steve Buckler’s reading of Hannah Arendt

Williams, Garrath (2014) Timeliness, relevance, freedom:on Steve Buckler’s reading of Hannah Arendt. European Journal of Political Theory, 13 (3). pp. 366-371. ISSN 1741-2730

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Abstract

Part of a symposium on Steve Buckler, Hannah Arendt and political theory: challenging the tradition (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).  This short appreciation of Buckler’s book highlights the two guiding features of Arendt’s method that he brings to the fore. First, its concern with timeliness: are there specific feature of contemporary affairs that political theory must take account of, and if so how? Second, how can political theory abstract from specific political constellations while still remaining relevant to actual political questions? It concludes with a brief note on how Arendt's approach contrasts with other ways of approaching political philosophy.

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European Journal of Political Theory
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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, European Journal of Political Theory, 13 (3), 2014, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2004 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the European Journal of Political Theory page: http://ept.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
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27 May 2014 08:06
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