Abstract: A core aspect of Arendts political theories is the idea that in order to theoretically understand politics or the political, it indeed has to be understood and described in hermeneutical terms, although, Arendt herself explicitly dont use the term political hermeneutics and there is no elaborate and explicit theory of hermeneutics in her writings and there is not any theory of hermeneutics in her respective ideas about politics and the political. In this essay, I want to show common aspects and features between understanding and the political in Hannah Arendt main works including human condition, life of mind and essay in understanding. In Arendts thought, politic and understanding are the other side of each others and in her main exquisite insights and ideas, political activity or action is the same interpretative reality of human beings.
Ali Tadayyon Rad, Hoseyn Masoud Nia and Seyad Amirmasoud Shahram Nia, 2016. Understanding and The Political in Hannah Arendts Thought. The Social Sciences, 11: 343-348.