“To Act or Not to Act”: Arendt, Hegel, and Shakespeare on Action

  • Mirt Komel Peace Institute, Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: Homer, action, Arendt, politics, Hegel, philosophy, Shakespeare, theatre

Abstract

The contribution links three unusually connected suspects in order to tackle the question of human action, which is eminently at stake not only in the realms of politics and in the field of history, but also in philosophy, and, as a peculiar link between the two, theatre, namely: Hannah Arendt (Human Condition), G.W.F. Hegel (Phenomenology of Spirit), and William Shakespeare (Hamlet). And In order to connect all three authors and their respective fields of philosophy, politics, and theatre as regards the particular issue of action, the starting point will be the figure of Achilles as portrayed in Homer’s Iliad.

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
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Komel M. “To Act or Not to Act”: Arendt, Hegel, and Shakespeare on Action. FV [Internet]. 2021Dec.31 [cited 2022Jan.28];42(1). Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/filozofski-vestnik/article/view/10491