• Arendt versus Ellison on Little Rock: The Role of Language in Political Judgment

    Author(s):
    Meili Steele (see profile)
    Date:
    2002
    Group(s):
    Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Literary theory, Philosophy, Political Philosophy & Theory
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/jyf8-m946
    Abstract:
    Few of Arendt's writings have drawn more criticism from her own supporters than "Reflections on LIttle Rock," in which she opposes the federally mandated desegregation of schools. I take Arendt's comments as a way of opening up problems in her conception of the relationship among political storytelling, plurality and judgment. I do this through a comparison with the work of Ralph Ellison, who responded to her piece. Ellison's differences with Arendt are not just about race and schools but about the proper conception of language in political judgment.
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