Provincialising Heidegger; Globalising Arendt

  • Samnotra M
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Dipesh Chakrabarty's Provincializing Europe uses Martin Heidegger's Being-with to ground his defence of a decolonial historiography. In this essay I show that Heidegger's broader aims within Being and Time nullify Chakrabarty's hopes for recovering fragile political spaces. In contrast to Heidegger, I propose Hannah Arendt's writings on Jewish politics as an alternative for students of decolonisation. Arendt's focus on plurality and new beginnings complement Chakrab-arty's critiques of historicism and political belonging in a way that more fully realises the broader ambitions of Provincializing Europe.




Samnotra, M. (2016). Provincialising Heidegger; Globalising Arendt. Contexto Internacional, 38(3), 909–925.

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