The Human Condition (Paperback)

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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...

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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 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.

    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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    ISBN 9780226025988
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 349
    Publisher Date 1998-12-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
    Copyright Year 19980601
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 2
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Arendt, Hannah

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