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dc.contributor.authorHyvönen, Ari-Elmeri
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T09:22:14Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T09:22:14Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationHyvönen, A.-E. (2014). Tentative lessons of experience: Arendt, essayism, and "the social" reconsidered. <i>Political theory</i>, <i>42</i>(5), 569-589. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1177/0090591714538428" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1177/0090591714538428</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_23958699
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_63537
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/44817
dc.description.abstractThe article addresses the role of the essay in Hannah Arendt’s theorizing. By paying attention to Arendt’s style, we are better able to draw the full conclusions from the well-known fact that she was not a system-builder but took her bearings from concrete experiences. First, the concept of experience—too often taken at face value—is explicated. It is argued that Arendt’s understanding of the concept cannot be reduced to her personal experiences, but must be read against the background of the common world. A crucial dimension in the incorporation of experiences into the Arendtian political theory is the essayistic style of her writings. The essay, as an experimental and tentative platform, provides an indispensable angle to Arendt’s work—even though often overshadowed by “classical” or “narrative” readings. This will be demonstrated in relation to the puzzlement surrounding the controversial concept of “the social.”
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPolitical theory
dc.subject.otherArendt
dc.subject.otherexperience
dc.subject.otheressay
dc.subject.otherthe social
dc.titleTentative lessons of experience: Arendt, essayism, and "the social" reconsidered
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201412033423
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2014-12-03T16:30:02Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange569-589
dc.relation.issn0090-5917
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume42
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Hyvönen © 2014 by SAGE Publications
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dc.subject.ysotemporaalisuus
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p20309
dc.relation.doi10.1177/0090591714538428


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