Abstract

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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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 88-101
Launched on MUSE
2005-05-11
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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