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    In the Present Tense
    with Charles Barbour
    Philosophy Today 62 (2): 299-317. 2018.
    In this introductory essay to a special issue “Arendt in the Present” we ponder the strange contemporaneity of Arendt’s work, her striking ability to speak to current concerns and experiences, despite her own insistence of remaining engaged with the events of her time. We argue that the “third wave” of Arendt scholarship, building on new theoretical insights and careful archival research has opened many new perspectives to her thought. Arendt scholarship has overcome the tendency to assign her a…Read more
  •  10
    The Janus Face of Political Experience
    Arendt Studies 2 125-147. 2018.
    Arendt’s concept of experience can contribute in important ways to the contemporary debates in political and feminist theory. However, while the notion is ubiquitous in Arendt’s thinking we lack an understanding of experience as a concept, as opposed to the impact of Arendt’s personal experiences on her thought. Drawing from her notes for “Political Experiences in the Twentieth Century,” the article seeks to enrich our understanding of the Janus-faced character of political experience. It emphas…Read more
  •  2
    Visualising political thinking on the screen: a dialogue between von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt and its protagonist
    with Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen and Frank Möller
    Journal for Cultural Research 21 (2): 140-156. 2017.
  •  9
    Tentative Lessons of Experience
    Political Theory 42 (5): 569-589. 2014.
    The article addresses the role of the essay in Hannah Arendt’s theorizing. By paying attention to Arendt’s style, we are better able to draw the full conclusions from the well-known fact that she was not a system-builder but took her bearings from concrete experiences. First, the concept of experience—too often taken at face value—is explicated. It is argued that Arendt’s understanding of the concept cannot be reduced to her personal experiences, but must be read against the background of the co…Read more