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Author Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975, author
Title Human condition
The human condition / by Hannah Arendt ; with a new foreword by Danielle Allen ; introduction by Margaret Canovan
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Ethnology Library  HM211 .A7 2018    AVAILABLE    30520020863701
 RCHSS Library  HM211 A7 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400654973
Edition Second edition
Sixtieth anniversary edition
Descript xxxii, 349 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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 96 -- 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
Subject Sociology
Economics
Technology
Philosophical anthropology
Act (Philosophy)
Alt Author Allen, Danielle S., 1971- writer of preface
Canovan, Margaret, writer of introduction
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