Hannah Arendt - Rahel Levin: two biographies, subject and mirror

This article proposes a reflection about Hannah Arendt’s biography on Rahel Levin aiming to approach this complexity that reveals methodological, social-anthropological and intellectual aspects of both the author and her theme. The analyses of this biographic work along with other sources has taken to the discovery of Arendt’s biographic method, of issues related to identity and the birth of the "individual" category in Europe since the 18th century, sided to subtle aspects of the writer as well as her relations with Levin’s fascinating life.

Hanna Arendt; Rahel Levin; Biographic Method; Individual; Identity; Romanticism

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