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The Human Condition
The Human Condition: Second Edition | Hannah Arendt
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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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Got anxious about the state of the world again today after some more horrible articles about climate change and the world ending. The Tate modern bookshop is my happy place when I feel like everything is collapsing.

Their culture and ideas section is one of my favourite cultivated places for books in the world.

Chrissyreadit I get so anxious too! This looks like a great bookstore. 7mo
saresmoore The tagged book is one of my very favorites. 7mo
mreads Those red, black and white books are really eye catching 👍❤ 7mo
Emilymdxn @Chrissyreadit anxious buds 🌸🌸 im so lucky to have a calming bookstore to wander around when I need it 7mo
Emilymdxn @saresmoore I really want to read it now! It‘s on my list 7mo
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I may have gone a tad overboard with my #RainbowSpines for #ReadingWomenMonth, but I do think these ladies look lovely together!

Jess7 Love it!!! 2y
rachelm Gorgeous! 2y
Suet624 👍🏼❤️ 2y
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ValerieAndBooks Nice!! 🌈🌈🌈 2y
batsy 😍 The Dud Avocado! It's on my TBR. Have you read it? 2y
saresmoore @batsy I haven't! Although I almost got sucked right into it as I was making this stack. 2y
saresmoore @batsy Do you already have a copy of The Dud Avocado? I would, of course, love to buddy read it. You know, some day. Haha! 2y
batsy @saresmoore I don't yet! Buddy read, yessss. Maybe after August would? We need some buddy reads for later in the year 😊 2y
vivastory @batsy @saresmoore Dud Avocado is also on my tbr. It sounds great. 2y
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time for a re-read since sleep is out of the question.

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