Arendt, Dewey ja varmuuden filosofinen ongelma

Arendt, Dewey and the Philosophical Problem of Certainty

Hannah Arendt's philosophy is often interpreted as a critical continuation of the central themes in Martin Heidegger's Sein und Zeit. According to these interpretations Arendt's central concepts and thematic distinctions would not have been possible without great indebtness to Heidegger's philosophy. This article explores Arendt's thought in relation to her conception of the philosophical problem of certainty. Arendt's philosophical views are compared to John Dewey's conception of certainty in order to bring forth the highly independent nature of Arendt's philosophical thought. The article shows that for both Arendt and Dewey, philosophy as a primarily social practice has significant political implications. It is in particular this view that separates Arendt's thinking from Heidegger's philosophy.

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