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Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
[Chicago] University of Chicago Press 
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|Awards:||American Political Science Association Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, 1975.|
|Description:||332 pages 24 cm.|
|Contents:||I. The human condition. Vita activa and the human condition ; The term vita activa ; Eternity versus immortality --
II. The public and the private realm. Man : a social or a political animal ; The polis and the household ; The rise of the social ; The public realm : the common ; The private realm : property ; The social and the private ; The location of human activities --
III. Labor. "The labour of our body and the work of our hands" ; The thing-character of the world ; Labor and life ; Labor and fertility ; The privacy of property and wealth ; The instruments of work and the division of labor ; A consumers' society --
IV. Work. The durability of the world ; Reification ; Instrumentality and animal laborans ; Instrumentality and homo faber ; The exchange market ; The permanence of the world and the work of art --
V. Action. The disclosure of the agent in speech and action ; The web of relationships and the enacted stories ; The frailty of human affairs ; The Greek solution ; Power and the space of appearance ; Homo faber and the space of appearance ; The labor movement ; The traditional substitution of making for acting ; The process character of action ; Irreversibility and the power to forgive ; Unpredictability and the power of promise --
VI. The Vita Activa and the modern age. World alienation ; The discovery of the Archimedean point ; Universal versus natural science ; The rise of the Cartesian eoubt ; Introspection and the loss of common sense ; Thought and the modern world view ; The reversal of contemplation and action ; The reversal within the vita activa and the victory of homo faber ; The defeat of homo faber and the principle of happiness ; Life as the highest good ; The victory of the animal laborans.
|Series Title:||Charles R. Walgreen Foundation lectures.|