The Philosopher's Zone looks at the world of philosophy and at the world through philosophy. The program addresses the big philosophical questions and arguments. It also explores what philosophical analysis can contribute to our understanding of some of the fundamental and perplexing issues that face the world today.
January 29th, 2012
Episode 16 of 191 episodes
Hannah Arendt’s life describes a tragically typical twentieth century trajectory. Born in Germany and, fleeing the Nazis, she ended up in the United States, where she died in 1975. As a philosopher – a title she disclaimed – she insisted on the importance of thinking in the world and not trying to be above it and she thought that understanding the richness and variety of the world was more important than attaining a consistent view of it.This week, we look at a very worldly thinker.