Hannah Arendt on the Augustinian Concept of Love

Authors

  • Erzsébet Kerekes Babes-Bolyai University

Keywords:

Hannah Arendt, Augustine, love, philosophy, Heidegger, Christianity, Judaism

Abstract

This paper examines the influence of Augustine's work on Hannah Arendt's oeuvre. Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin. Versuch einer philosophischen Interpretation (1929), Arendt's dissertation on Augustine, is analyzed in order to understand how its key concepts continue to be operative in Arendt's later, mature works. The dissertation is relevant to the entire Arendtian oeuvre, as it deals with topics that were absorbed into Arendt's own thinking and help to identify the main nodes of her philosophical thought. This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of Augustine's work on Arendt's and contributes to the understanding of her thought as a whole.

Author Biography

Erzsébet Kerekes, Babes-Bolyai University

Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of Hungarian Philosophy

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Published

2022-12-03

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