Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin: The Feud

Kei Hiruta

Chair: Dennis Davis

02/03/2023 10:30 am
On Zoom, Virtual Event

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For the first time, the full story of the conflict between two of the 20th century’s most important thinkers—and how their profound disagreements continue to offer important lessons for political theory and philosophy.

Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin fundamentally disagreed on central issues in politics, history and philosophy, in spite of their overlapping lives and experiences as Jewish émigré intellectuals. Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oxford’s Wolfson College, Kei Hiruta discusses his acclaimed book with Judge Dennis Davis in this free online event in partnership with Lockdown University.

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Kei Hiruta


Kei Hiruta is based in the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, where he a Lecturer in Philosophy. He was previously an Assistant Professor and AIAS-COFUND Fellow at  Aarhus University; EURIAS Junior Fellow at l'Institut d'Etudes Avancees de Paris ; Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a non-residential fellow at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York.

Dennis Davis


Dennis Davis was educated at the Universities of Cape Town and Cambridge. One of South Africa's most respected legal minds, he was appointed to a personal chair of Commercial Law in 1989, in 1998 he became a Judge of the High Court, and the President of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000.

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