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Villa, Dana Richard

Overview
Works: 26 works in 159 publications in 5 languages and 8,735 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: JC251.A74, 320.5092
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Most widely held works by Dana Richard Villa
Arendt and Heidegger : the fate of the political by Dana Richard Villa( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodor Adorno once wrote an essay to "defend Bach against his devotees." In this book Dana Villa does the same for Hannah Arendt, whose sweeping reconceptualization of the nature and value of political action, he argues, has been covered over and domesticated by admirers (including critical theorists, communitarians, and participatory democrats) who had hoped to enlist her in their less radical philosophical or political projects. Against the prevailing "Aristotelian" interpretation of her work, Villa explores Arendt's modernity, and indeed her postmodernity, through the Heideggerian and Niet
Politics, philosophy, terror : essays on the thought of Hannah Arendt by Dana Richard Villa( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due in part to the collapse of Communism in Europe, Hannah Arendt's political ideas seem to be more influential than ever. This book argues that Arendt's thought is often misunderstood
Public freedom by Dana Richard Villa( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Public Freedom, renowned political theorist Dana Villa argues that political freedom is essential to both the preservation of constitutional government and the very substance of American democracy itself. Through intense close readings of theorists such as Hegel, Tocqueville, Mill, Adorno, Arendt, and Foucault, Villa diagnoses the key causes of our democratic discontent and offers solutions to preserve at least some of our democratic hopes. He demonstrates how Americans' preoccupation with a market-based conception of freedom - that is, the personal freedom to choose among different material, moral, and vocational goods - has led to the gradual erosion of meaningful public participation in politics as well as diminished interest in the health of the public realm itself. Villa critically examines, among other topics, the promise and limits of civil society and associational life as sources of democratic renewal; the effects of mass media on the public arena; and the problematic but still necessary ideas of civic competence and democratic maturity."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Hannah Arendt by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion examines the primary themes of Hannah Arendt's political work, from her theory of totalitarianism and her controversial idea of the banality of evil to her classic studies of political action
Socratic citizenship by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) individuals, disinclined to fulfill the obligations of citizenship or the responsibilities of self-government. In response, the critics urge community involvement and renewed education in the civic virtues. But what kind of civic engagement do we want, and what sort of citizenship should we encourage? In Socratic Citizenship, Dana Villa takes issue with those who would reduce citizenship to community involvement or to political participation for its own sake. He argues that we need to place more value on a form of conscientious, moderately alienated citizenship invented by Socrates, one that is critical in orientation and dissident in practice. Taking Plato's Apology of Socrates as his starting point, Villa argues that Socrates was the first to show, in his words and deeds, how moral and intellectual integrity can go hand in hand, and how they can constitute importantly civic--and not just philosophical or moral--virtues. More specifically, Socrates urged that good citizens should value this sort of integrity more highly than such apparent virtues as patriotism, political participation, piety, and unwavering obedience to the law. Yet Socrates' radical redefinition of citizenship has had relatively little influence on Western political thought. Villa considers how the Socratic idea of the thinking citizen is treated by five of the most influential political thinkers of the past two centuries--John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber, Hannah Arendt, and Leo Strauss. In doing so, he not only deepens our understanding of these thinkers' work and of modern ideas of citizenship, he also shows how the fragile Socratic idea of citizenship has been lost through a persistent devaluation of independent thought and action in public life. Engaging current debates among political and social theorists, this insightful book shows how we must reconceive the idea of good citizenship if we are to begin to address the shaky fundamentals of civic culture in America today
Liberal modernism and democratic individuality : George Kateb and the practices of politics( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers of the people : political education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2016 witnessed an unprecedented shock to political elites in both Europe and America. Populism was on the march, fueled by a substantial ignorance of, or contempt for, the norms, practices, and institutions of liberal democracy. It is not surprising that observers on the left and right have called for renewed efforts at civic education. For liberal democracy to survive, they argue, some form of political education aimed at "the people" is clearly imperative. In Teachers of the People, Dana Villa takes us back to the moment in history when "the people" first appeared on the stage of modern European politics. That moment - the era just before and after the French Revolution - led many major thinkers to celebrate the dawning of a new epoch in the history of mankind. Yet these same thinkers also worried intensely about the people's seemingly evident lack of political knowledge, experience, and judgment. Villa shows how reformist and progressive sentiments were often undercut by a deep skepticism concerning the political capacity of ordinary people. Difference aside, Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill all thought that "the people" needed to be restrained, educated, and guided - by specific laws and institutions and by a skilled political elite. The result, Villa argues, was less the taming of democracy's wilder impulses than a pervasive paternalism culminating in new forms of the tutorial state. Ironically, it is the reliance upon the distinction between "teachers" and "taught" in the work of these theorists that generates civic passivity and ignorance. And this, in turn, creates conditions favorable to the emergence of an undemocratic and illiberal populism. -- from dust jacket
The judge and the spectator : Hannah Arendt's political philosophy( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arendt et Heidegger : le destin du politique by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arendt and Heidegger : being and politics by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Hannah Arendt( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt, politics, conscience, evil by George Kateb( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Amerikaanse politicologe Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
Seiji tetsugaku kyōfu : Hanna arento no shisō( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arento to haidegā : Seijitekina mono no unmei( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond good and evil : a Arendt, Nietzsche, and the aestheticization of political action by Dana Richard Villa( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eichmann in Jerusalem: Conscience, Normality, and the "Rule of Narrative" by Dana Richard Villa( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Democratizing the "Agon" : Nietzsche, Arendt, and the agonistic tendency in recent political theory by Dana Richard Villa( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teachers of the people - political education in rousseau, hegel, tocquevill by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ARENDT by Dana Richard Villa( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hannah Arendt by Dana Richard Villa( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Arendt and Heidegger : the fate of the political
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Politics, philosophy, terror : essays on the thought of Hannah ArendtPublic freedomThe Cambridge companion to Hannah ArendtSocratic citizenshipLiberal modernism and democratic individuality : George Kateb and the practices of politicsThe judge and the spectator : Hannah Arendt's political philosophyThe Cambridge companion to Hannah Arendt
Alternative Names
Richard Villa, Dana 1957-

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Villa, Dana (Dana Richard)

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