Francesca Cernia Slovin

Category : Education, Philosophy, Women
Francesca Cernia Slovin

Photo: Francesca Cernia Slovin. Via http://www.danilodemarco.it/figure/cernia-slovin-francesca/. Web. 19 Jul 2017. Author: Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School Francesca Cernia Slovin (March 14, 1952-April 2, 2017) taught

Hannah Arendt, “Reflections on Violence”

It is, I think, a rather sad reflection on the present state of political science that our language does not distinguish between such key terms as power, strength, force, might, authority, and, finally, violence—all of which refer to distinct phenomena. To use them as synonyms not only indicates a certain deafness to linguistic meanings, which would be serious enough, but has resulted in a kind of blindness with respect to the realities they correspond to. Behind the apparent confusion lies a firm conviction that the most crucial political issue is, and always has been, the question of Who rules Whom? Only after one eliminates this disastrous reduction of public affairs to the business of dominion will the original data concerning human affairs appear or rather reappear in their authentic diversity.

Source : The New York Review of Books, February 27, 1969 Issue

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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Many at The New School would agree that it is difficult to graduate from the university without hearing the name Hannah Arendt. Working primarily

G. A. Borgese

Category : Philosophy, Politics
G. A. Borgese

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Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss was a twentieth-century German Jewish émigré to the United States whose intellectual corpus spans ancient, medieval and modern political philosophy and includes,

Alfred Schutz

Alfred Schutz

Alfred Schutz, (born April 13, 1899, Vienna, Austria—died May 20, 1959, New York, N.Y., U.S.), Austrian-born U.S. sociologist and philosopher who developed a social

Sara Ruddick

Category : Philosophy, Women
Sara Ruddick

Sara Ruddick (born Sara Elizabeth Loop; February 17, 1935 – March 20, 2011)[1] was an important feminist philosopher and the author of Maternal Thinking:

Kurt Riezler

Kurt Riezler

Kurt Riezler (February 11, 1882 – September 5, 1955) was a German philosopher and diplomat. A top-level cabinet adviser in the German Empire and

Roscoe Pound

Category : Philosophy
Roscoe Pound

Roscoe Pound, (born October 27, 1870, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.—died July 1, 1964, Cambridge, Massachusetts), American jurist, botanist, and educator, chief advocate of “sociological jurisprudence”

Maurice Natanson

Maurice Natanson

Maurice Alexander Natanson (1924–1996) was an American philosopher “who helped introduce the work of Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl in the United States”[2] He

Jacques Maritain

Jacques Maritain

Author: Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School Jacques Maritain (b. November 18, 1882, Paris; d. April 28, 1973 Toulouse) was a noted Christian humanist

Karl Löwith

Karl Löwith

Karl Löwith (9 January 1897 – 26 May 1973), was a German philosopher, a student of Heidegger. Löwith was one of the most prolific