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Kohn, Jerome

Works: 55 works in 217 publications in 7 languages and 4,576 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author, Compiler, wat, Originator, Other
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Most widely held works by Jerome Kohn
Responsibility and judgment by Hannah Arendt( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of this book is a profound ethical investigation. "Some Questions of Moral Philosophy": in it Arendt confronts the inadequacy of traditional moral "truths" as standards to judge what we are capable of doing, and she examines anew our ability to distinguish good from evil and right from wrong. We see how Arendt comes to understand that alongside the radical evil she had addressed in earlier analyses of totalitarianism, there exists a more pernicious evil, independent of political ideology, whose execution is limitless when the perpetrator feels no remorse and can forget his acts as soon as they are committed." "Responsibility and Judgment is an essential work for understanding Arendt's conception of morality: it is also an indispensable investigation into some of the most troubling and important issues of our time."--Jacket
Essays in understanding, 1930-1954 by Hannah Arendt( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few thinkers have tackled the political horrors and complexities of this century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. A philosophic champion of human freedom, she was among the first to draw the now-evident parallel between Nazism and Bolshevism and to identify totalitarianism as a threat inherent to the modern world. Jerome Kohn, Arendt's longtime assistant, has compiled, edited, and annotated her manuscripts for publication, beginning with some of her earliest published work and including essays on Augustine, Rilke, Kierkegaard, and figures of the nineteenth-century "Berlin Salon"; the loyalties of immigrant groups within the United States; the unification or "federation" of Europe; "the German problem"; religion, politics, and intellectual life; the dangers of isolation and careerism in American society; the logical consequences of "scientific" theories of Nature and History; the terror that was the organizing principle of both the Nazi and the Communist states. Two seminal essays have never before been published in complete form: "On the Nature of Totalitarianism: An Essay in Understanding" (1953) and "Concern with Politics in Recent European Philosophical Thought" (1954)
The Jewish writings by Hannah Arendt( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Hannah Arendt is not primarily known as a Jewish thinker, she probably wrote more about Jewish issues than any other topic. When she was in her mid-twenties and still living in Germany, Arendt wrote about the history of German Jews as a people living in a land that was not their own. In 1933, at the age of twenty-six, she fled to France, where she helped to arrange for German and eastern European Jewish youth to quit Europe and become pioneers in Palestine. During her years in Paris, Arendt's principal concern was with the transformation of antisemitism from a social prejudice to a political policy, which would culminate in the Nazi "final solution" to the Jewish question-the physical destruction of European Jewry. After France fell at the beginning of World War II, Arendt escaped from an internment camp in Gurs and made her way to the United States. Almost immediately upon her arrival in New York she wrote one article after another calling for a Jewish army to fight the Nazis, and for a new approach to Jewish political thinking. After the war, her attention was focused on the creation of a Jewish homeland in a binational (Arab-Jewish) state of Israel. Although Arendt's thoughts eventually turned more to the meaning of human freedom and its inseparability from political life, her original conception of political freedom cannot be fully grasped apart from her experience as a Jew. In 1961 she attended Adolf Eichmann's trial in Jerusalem. Her report on that trial, Eichmann in Jerusalem, provoked an immense controversy, which culminated in her virtual excommunication from the worldwide Jewish community. Today that controversy is the subject of serious re-evaluation, especially among younger people in America, Europe, and Israel. The publication of The Jewish Writings--much of which has never appeared before--traces Arendt's life and thought as a Jew. It will put an end to any doubts about the centrality, from beginning to end, of Arendt's Jewish experience". -- Publisher's information
Sokrates - Apologie der Pluralität Fröhliche Wissenschaft; 078 by Hannah Arendt( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt dachte zeitlebens im Horizont Sokrates'. Schon in den amerikanischen Anfängen stellte sie den Lehrer Platons in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Versuche, ein politisch relevantes und persönlich haltbares Denken für die Moderne zu begründen. Meisterhaft entfaltet diese Vorlesung aus den 50er Jahren eine Apologie der menschlichen Pluralität. So wendet sich Arendt gegen die platonische Versuchung, der Relativität der möglichen Wahrheiten mit der absoluten Autorität eines wegweisenden Denkansatzes begegnen zu wollen. Entscheidend ist für Arendt der innere Dialog, den Sokrates philosophisch initiierte. Zudem hebt sie die Kommunikation unter Bürgern und Freunden hervor, die im Austausch der Meinungen gemeinsame Perspektiven der Weltgestaltung eröffnen könne. In den Erinnerungen "In Hannah Arendts Seminar" berichtet ihr letzter Assistent Jerome Kohn, wie sich entlang platonischer Texte das gemeinsame Nachdenken mit der Philosophin an der New School of Social Research gestaltete
Verantwoordelijkheid en oordeel by Hannah Arendt( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van de overdenkingen van de Duitse filosofe (1906-1975) over het kwaad naar aanleiding van de reacties op haar verslag van het proces tegen Adolf Eichmann
Responsabilité et jugement by Hannah Arendt( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Écrits juifs by Hannah Arendt( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escritos judios by Hannah Arendt( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsabilità e giudizio by Hannah Arendt( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Eröffnung des Hannah-Arendt-Zentrums by Antonia Grunenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La philosophie de l'existence et autres essais by Hannah Arendt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archivio Arendt by Hannah Arendt( Book )

in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between past and future; eight exercises in political thought by Hannah Arendt( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory."--Cover
Joodse essays by Hannah Arendt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling brieven, krantenartikelen, recensies en andere korte geschriften van de joodse politiek filosofe (1906-1975)
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콘, 제롬 1931-

コ-ン, J. 1931-

コーン, J

コーン, ジェローム

Essays in understanding, 1930-1954The Jewish writingsEscritos judiosBetween past and future; eight exercises in political thought