A vita activa no pensamento arendtiano a essência da política na obra a condição humana

by Conceição de, Maria da

Abstract (Summary)
Plurality as central category in politics differs of traditional interpretation to which man,and not men, occupies the center of reflections. Plato?s formulation opposes to polis and towhat is defined as freedom, because plurality corresponds to the realm of opinions and notto the certain realm of truth. Hannah Arendt intended to examine especially aphilosophically Greek meaning given to activities of human condition in the prephilosophicalpolis and then to rethink the concept of vita activa. This also implicates toask for the meaning and primacy that every historical epoch gives to every single activity.Labor, work and action are components of vita activa and are in close correspondence withthe basic human conditions: life, mundanity, and plurality. The act, characteristic of homofaber, defines man at the beginning of modern politics. Then man, as animal laborans,occupies an important place at this time. Politics, responsible by processes, loses its dignityand its freedom. Public space no longer exists and politics has been replaced byadministration of things, however, Hannah Arendt does think the possibility of politicsrises. That possibility has been recognized in modern and contemporary revolutionarymovements present in systems of councils, which, as instruments of action, arisespontaneously
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:José Luciano Góis de Oliveira; Fernando Jader Magalhães; Jesús Vázquez Torres

School:Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Action Politics Plurality Modernity


Date of Publication:08/28/2007

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