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By Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt started her scholarly occupation with an exploration of Saint Augustine's suggestion of caritas, or neighborly love, written less than the path of Karl Jaspers and the impact of Martin Heidegger. After her German educational existence got here to a halt in 1933, Arendt carried her dissertation into exile in France, and years later took an analogous battered and stained reproduction to long island. in the course of the overdue Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, as she used to be finishing or remodeling her such a lot influential reports of political existence, Arendt was once at the same time annotating and revising her dissertation on Augustine, amplifying its argument with phrases and ideas she used to be utilizing in her political works of an analogous interval. The disseration grew to become a bridge over which Arendt traveled from side to side among 1929 Heidelberg and Nineteen Sixties ny, sporting along with her Augustine's query in regards to the threat of social lifestyles in an age of quick political and ethical change.

In Love and Saint Augustine, Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Stark make this significant early paintings obtainable for the 1st time. here's a thoroughly corrected and revised English translation that includes Arendt's personal tremendous revisions and gives extra notes in accordance with letters, contracts, and different records in addition to the memories of Arendt's associates and associates in the course of her later years.

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