The Human Condition

Finalist, National Book Awards 1959 for Nonfiction

cover of The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
ISBN 9780226586601
University of Chicago Press
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A work of striking originality bursting with unexpected insights, The Human Condition is a 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.