Szilvia Éva RUSZKAI
The lecture presents political philosopher Hannah ARENDT‘s views on power and democracy, focusing on ideal political action. ARENDT‘s concept of power contradicts philosophical standards, and he stresses the existential stake of self-actualization. It is crucial to illuminate how Arendt‘s ideal action can be achieved in late modernity.
Szilvia Éva RUSZKAI earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sociology at the ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences. She is currently a Ph.D. student at ELTE’s Doctoral School of Philosophy. Her research topic is Hannah ARENDT‘s political theory, focusing primarily on the ideal state and democracy. In her dissertation, she tries to combine philosophical examination with the approaches of sociological theory.
Pesti Bölcsész Akadémia is an open university organized by the PhD students of the Faculty of Humanities of ELTE University. Its mission statement is to show the public the beauties and pleasures young researchers find in the study of Liberal Arts.