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The human condition

Author: Hannah Arendt; Danielle S Allen; Margaret Canovan
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edition.; Sixtieth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable.

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Arendt; Danielle S Allen; Margaret Canovan
ISBN: 9780226586601 022658660X
OCLC Number: 1030447542
Description: xxxii, 349 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The human condition. Vita activa and the human condition - The term vita activa --
Eternity versus immortality --
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 --
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 --
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 --
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 --
The vita activa and the modern age. World alienation --
The discovery of the Archimedean point --
Universal versus natural science --
The rise of the Cartesian doubt --
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.
Other Titles: Human condition
Responsibility: Hannah Arendt ; with a new foreword by Danielle Allen ; introduction by Margaret Canovan.

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"The combination of tremendous intellectual power with great common sense makes Arendt's insights into history and politics seem both amazing and obvious."--Mary McCarthy "New Yorker " "Arendt's most Read more...

 
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