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Phenomenology of Plurality: Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity

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2018.04.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sophie Loidolt, Phenomenology of Plurality: Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity, Routledge, 2018, 290pp., $140.00, ISBN: 9781138631892. Reviewed by Robert Sinnerbrink, Macquarie University Sophie Loidolt's book is timely and impressive. It makes a significant contribution to the critical reception of Arendt's work, not only as a political philosopher but also as a member of the second wave of phenomenological thinkers (such as Merleau-Ponty and Sartre) who brought insights from 'classical' phenomenology (Husserl and Heidegger) to a range of ethical and political concerns. Loidolt's task is twofold: to rescue Arendt from critical theory and poststructuralist critiques, and to show how Arendt's work offers a phenomenologically grounded account of plurality, intersubjectivity, and politics. Her book is a great example of reconstructive critical interpretation that challenges prevailing interpretations. . .

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