Hannah Arendt and her Times

Book Presentation
Introduction to the first edition of “Vita Activa” in Slovene

Vlasta Jalušič & Karmen Klavžar

The German Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), who emigrated from Germany in 1933 and settled in the U.S. at the beginning of the forties, would have celebrated her 90th birthday on October 14th this year.
As a philosopher (a student of Husserl, Heidegger and Jaspers) she was, at first, not interested in politics. But after having experienced Nazism, her life and research changed course and she starting studying the Jewish Question and analysing the elements of totalitarianism. Her studies directly implied the issue of the individual and collective responsibility for human actions and thoughts. Hannah Arendt is one of the most important political thinkers of the 20th century. Her books “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, “Between Past and Future”, “On Revolution”, “Vita activa (The Human Condition)”, “On Violence” and others present a monumental struggle with a problematic still very relevant to our times.
Vlasta Jalušič has translated “Vita activa” into Slovene and written a preface to the translation (on Hannah Arendt and “Vita activa”). Karmen Klavžar is the editor of Krtina publishing.

In collaboration with Krtina


Date and time of event: 
Oct 23rd 15:00
Place of event: 
Cankarjev dom, E8/9