Clandestine Transmission: Rosenzweig and Arendt

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Rafał Zawisza

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The text deals with the question whether Hannah Arendt was influenced by Franz Rosenzweig’s Der Stern der Erlösung (1921) before writing Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin (1929). Instead of building general analogies, I studied two very specific topics – the world and birth – to demonstrate that Arendt repeated almost verbatim Rosenzweig’s entire peculiar argumentation which played the notions of God and nature against each other to combat their overwhelming power and to make room for the contingency of the world and the novelty of each birth. Facing the helplessness of a philosophy which ignored mortality, Rosenzweig cried out the lament of the finite being. Philosophy, with its predilection for totality, lost adequate proportions to reflect on life. Arendt revived this paradigmatic reorientation, but with a significant twist: for her, birth and the world meant more than God for Rosenzweig. Both thinkers projected a language between philosophy and theology, inciting the two idioms to a fruitful debate.

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Zawisza, R. (2020). Clandestine Transmission: Rosenzweig and Arendt. Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Literacka, (37), 163-181. https://doi.org/10.14746/pspsl.2020.37.11
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Hannah Arendt: myślicielka i wiek XX
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Rafał Zawisza, Independent researcher, Berlin

Rafał Zawisza – obtained his PhD degree at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” Department at the University of Warsaw with his dissertation Cryptotheological Defence of the Secular: Hannah Arendt’s Anthropology and the Secularisation Thesis (2019). He received scholarships from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and Karl Jaspers Society in Oldenburg. From 2016 to 2018, he conducted research funded by the National Science Centre, which resulted in a fellowship at the University of Chicago (2017-2018). Currently living in Berlin. Email address: rafal.w.zawisza@gmail.com.

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