Rosa luxemburg and Hannah Arendt: Against the destruction of political spheres of freedom

Hypatia 20 (2):88-101 (2005)
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: Freedom, understood as active participation in public life, connects the thinking of Rosa Luxemburg with that of Hannah Arendt. Biographically separated through the rise and victory of the totalitarian movements, they both developed a concept of the political that is oriented toward freedom and that demonstrates—in spite of their different historical experiences—essential common features: both authors emphasize the recognition of difference as a presupposition for a critical discussion of norms, traditions, and authorities, for the capacity to make unconstrained judgments, and for the ability to take personal responsibility
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DOI 10.2979/HYP.2005.20.2.88
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