Hannah Arendt

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In existographies, Hannah Arendt (49 BE-29 AE) (1906-1975 ACM) (IQ:140|#1,034) (RGM:554|1,350+) (PR:558|65AE / philosopher:49) (Gottlieb 1000:693) (Becker 139:35|9L) (Listal 100:30) (HCR:25) (Perry 80:#) (CR:5) (LH:2) (TL:7) was a German-born American philosopher and political theorist, noted for []


In 1958, Arendt, in her The Human Condition, argued, supposedly, that we have become mechanical creatures as a result of scientism; according to which we have been content to pass our time in mere “labor”, with an emphasis on the satisfaction of “biological” needs and the consumption of goods. Building on Aristotle, who located "life" (existence meaning) in the social and political world, intermixed with views by Friedrich Nietzsche, she pushed out the ideas that we take “action” when we submit our views to public scrutiny and engage others in philosophical conversation, and that this is also associated with what she called “natality” or the ever-present possibility of new beginnings.[1]

In 1975, Arendt, in her Life of the Mind, outlined views on human mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging.[2] This is the top search return for term "life of the mind"; a term that Philipp Blom (2010) associates with Louis Epinay.[3]


Arendt was a pupil of Martin Heidegger, from whom she learned Nietzschean existentialism views.


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The following are quotes:

“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world, the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and nothing was true.”
— Hannah Arendt (1951), The Origins of Totalitarianism (pg. #) [4]

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  1. Perry, Kevin. (2015). Philosophy: an Illuminating Guide to History’s Greatest Thinkers (foreword: Simon Critchley) (Amz) (pgs. 32-33). Fall Rivers Press.
  2. Arendt, Hannah. (1975). The Life of the Mind (editor: Mary McCarthy). Harcourt, 1981.
  3. Blom, Philipp. (2010). A Wicked Company: Holbach’s Salon and the Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment (Amz) (pg. 68). McClelland, 2011.
  4. Arendt, Hannah. (1951). The Origins of Totalitarianism (pg. #). Publisher.

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