Hannah Arendt, Commencement Address 1964



Hannah Arendt, Commencement Address 1964


Johanna "Hannah" Arendt (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-born, American political theorist. Her eighteen books and numerous articles, on topics ranging from totalitarianism to epistemology, had a lasting influence on political theory. Arendt is widely considered one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century. In this address, Arendt emphasizes the importance of truth-seeking in the world outside of the university. The experience of education, Arendt says, is the experience of committing to the pursuit of truth, and once outside the bubble of academia, students will find this commitment to truth to be invaluable.


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Hannah Arendt; Eastern Michigan University; Germany; World War Two; philosopher king; Plato; Ancient Greece; Adolf Eichmann; Eugene B. Elliott




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