2016 NEH Seminar for School Teachers (K-12)
The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt :
The Problem of Evil and the Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt was a brilliant twentieth century political thinker who tackled some of the thorniest moral and political questions of modern times. The resources on this web site were developed in collaboration with members of past NEH seminars on Arendt. Seminar participants explore three key works by Arendt: Eichmann in Jerusalem, The Origins of Totalitarianism, and The Human Condition. These works shed light on the problem of evil and the use of terror in the contemporary age, and provide a philosophical perspective on current debates about the use of violence to settle political conflicts, about the conditions of democracy, and about the scope and importance of human rights.

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Kathleen B. Jones, Ph.D., San Diego State

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Dates and Location

June 26 to July 29, 2016

Location: University of California, Davis
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Application Deadline

March 1, 2016 (postmark)
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Professor Kathleen B. Jones

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