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    Hannah Arendt’s “Histories”: A Contextual Perspective
    Philosophical Topics 39 (2): 53-69. 2011.
    In Arendt’s interrogations of political modernity, the concepts of history and politics have an ambiguous relation. On the one hand, she insisted that the performative character of politics as action was bound to its narrative aspect as remembrance. She was also a fervent proponent of integrating the historical sense into political understanding. On the other hand, Arendt characterized the modern historical sensibility from the point of view of politics as a “ghastly absurdity,” and asserted tha…Read more
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    (2011). ‘Human and nothing but human’: How Schmittian is Hannah Arendt's critique of human rights and international law? History of European Ideas: Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 190-196
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    ABSTRACTIt is only recently that a few histories of interwar European political thought have come to acknowledge that its discursive framing of ethical and social crises was closely interwoven with upheavals in the ways Europeans rethought and debated God. The first aim of the present article is to restore to Karl Barth a central place in promulgating a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach to twentieth-century European ethical and political thought. Secondly, it seeks to correct the commonplace…Read more
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    ‘The snake biting its own tail’: Karl Barth on the modern promise of politics
    International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 82 (2): 155-175. 2021.
    ABSTRACT Barth scholarship, largely theological in focus, has highlighted his lifelong political engagement, emphasising his early socialist activism, his resolute opposition to the Great War and nationalism, and his authorship of the Barmen declaration. This paper focuses on a series of lectures by Barth, published as Protestant Theology in the 19th Century. Its Pre-history and History, and argues that these lectures reveal his more comprehensive interest and approach to the problem of politica…Read more