chapter  6
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Thinking with and against Arendt

This book seeks to make a contribution by actively thinking through the current predicaments created by the dominance of the TLP in ELMA using Arendt’s methods and conceptual tools. In reaching this stage in this project I remain mindful of the situation that I began with regarding how Arendt is read and used:

There is one oddity about her current standing, however, which is that in spite of the attention her writings have attracted, they have been little understood. The critical literature contains an unusually high proportion of attacks on positions that, arguably, she did not in fact hold.