The Human Condition, 2nd Edition


The Human Condition, 2nd Edition Author Hannah Arendt
ISBN-10 0226025985
ISBN-13 9780226025988
Year 1998-12-01
Pages 370
Language English
Publisher The University of Chicago Press
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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 thendiminishing 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 actionscontinue 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 Hannah Arendt 1906 1975 was one of the leading social theorists in the United States Her Lectures on Kant s Political Philosophy and Love and Saint Augustine are also published by the University of Chicago Press

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