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The human condition.

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, [1958] ©1958
Series: Charles R. Walgreen Foundation lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then--diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers  Read more...
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Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Human condition.
[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1958]
(OCoLC)756407796
Named Person: Arbeit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Arendt
ISBN: 0226025926 9780226025926 0226025934 9780226025933
OCLC Number: 259560
Language Note: English.
Awards: American Political Science Association Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, 1975.
Description: vi, 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Human Condition --
Vita Activa and the Human Condition --
Term Vita Activa --
Eternity versus Immortality --
Public and the Private Realm --
Man : a Social or a Political Animal --
Polis and the Household --
Rise of the Social --
Public Realm : the Common --
Private Realm : Property --
Social and the Private --
Location of Human Activities --
Labor. "Labour of Our Body and the Work of Our Hands" --
Thing-Character of the World --
Labor and Life --
Labor and Fertility --
Privacy of Property and Wealth --
Instruments of Work and the Division of Labor --
Consumers' Society --
Work --
Durability of the World --
Reification --
Instrumentality and Animal Laborans --
Instrumentality and Homo Faber --
Exchange Market --
Permanence of the World and the Work of Art --
Action --
Disclosure of the Agent in Speech and Action --
Web of Relationships and the Enacted Stories --
Frailty of Human Affairs --
Greek Solution --
Power and the Space of Appearance --
Homo Faber and the Space of Appearance --
Labor Movement --
Traditional Substitution of Making for Acting --
Process Character of Action --
Irreversibility and the Power to Forgive --
Unpredictability and the Power of Promise --
VI. Vita Activa and the Modern Age --
World Alienation --
Discovery of the Archimedean Point --
Universal versus Natural Science --
Rise of the Cartesian Doubt --
Introspection and the Loss of Common Sense --
Thought and the Modern World View --
Reversal of Contemplation and Action --
Reversal Within the Vita Activa and the Victory of Homo Faber --
Defeat of Homo Faber and the Principle of Happiness --
Life as the Highest Good --
Victory of the Animal Laborans.
Series Title: Charles R. Walgreen Foundation lectures.

Abstract:

A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then--diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions--continue to confront us today. This new edition, published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of its original publication, contains an improved and expanded index and a new introduction by noted Arendt scholar Margaret Canovan which incisively analyzes the book's argument and examines its present relevance. A classic in political and social theory, The Human condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely.

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