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Arendt on Freedom
A comparison of Hannah Arendt's views on freedom with concepts by Aristotle, Plato, Homer and Virgil.
# 123340 | 1,500 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer compares Hannah Arendt's concept of freedom against how it is treated by Aristotle, Plato, Homer and Virgil. The writer looks at Arendt's view of Christian innovation in Western thought.

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"Hannah Arendt's view that freedom appeared in the Western philosophical tradition with experience of religious conversion of Paul first and then of Augustine resonates with modern sensibilities because it is a relatively straightforward exercise to point out that the Christian innovation in Western thought was to liberate previous strands of thought from the institutional habits that had beset institutional religion. That idea is in the background of Jesus' statement that he has come to both destroy and fulfill the prevailing pharisaic law."

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