Date/Time: 19/09/2005 12:00 am
Notions of Forgiveness in the Work of Hannah Arendt
Monday, September 19, 2005, 6:30 PM
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street
Admission: $8; free for students
Hannah Arendt wrote seven dense, suggestive pages in The Human Condition about “the power to forgive.” In this lecture, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl will comment on Arendt’s reflections and then build upon them, raising questions about the implicit psychology and their political meanings.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, a New York-based psychoanalyst, was Hannah Arendt’s doctoral student at The New School and then her biographer. A second edition of Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World has recently been published by Yale University Press.