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The Human Condition (Second Edition)

The Human Condition (Second Edition)

by Hannah Arendt

“The combination of tremendous intellectual power with great common sense makes Arendt’s insights into history and politics seem both amazing and obvious.”—Mary McCarthy, New Yorker

“Arendt’s most important philosophical work.”—Richard Wolin, New Republic

“A great work of the mind and the imagination. . . . Arendt has done even more to prise open our oyster minds than she did in The Origins of Totalitarianism.”—Philip Toynbee, Guardian

A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant now than when it first appeared in 1958. The problems Arendt identified then—diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human power 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 contains Margaret Canovan's 1998 introduction and a new foreword by Danielle Allen. A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition is a work that has proved both timeless and perpetually timely. 

Paperback
349 pages
The University of Chicago Press, 2018
Originally Published in 1958
6 x 1 x 9 inches
ISBN 9780226586601
Philosophy, Theory

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