The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt. The Truth of the Human Experience in Hannah Arendt’s thought. (1958.)


The human condition Hannah Arendt raises its systematic study with a brief presentation on activities “This action is most closely related to the human birth, the beginning inherent in birth can be felt in the world only because the newcomer has the ability to undertake new, that is to say acting. In addition, the action is the political activity par excellence, the birth rate, as opposed to mortality, is perhaps the central category of political thought which uses the term “human condition”. The presentation of work, work and action enables it to emphasize the concept of birth, central in her thought: The primacy of action. “There are the action, too, among the necessities of life on earth, so that there remained no truly free contemplation by restoring the conceptual differences between work, work and action.” “The duty of mortals, and their size possible, lie in their ability to produce things – works, deeds and words – that should belong and, at least to some extent, belong to the endless duration so that through them mortals could find a place in a cosmos where everything is immortal except themselves. “What matters is that the experience of the eternal, as opposed to that of immortality, does not give rise to any activity.” In giving action, Arendt is able to “rescue from oblivion the quest for immortality that was originally the driving force of action.”

Arendt:The Human Condition (Analysis)

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