The Life of the Mind

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1981 - 521 pàgines

The most intriguing...and thought-provoking book that Hannah Arendt wrote (The New York Times Book Review), The Life of the Mind is the final work by the political theorist, philosopher, and feminist thinker.This fascinating book investigates thought itself as it exists in contemplative life. In a shift from Arendt's previous writings, most of which focus on the world outside the mind, this is an exploration of the mind's activities she considered to be the most fundamental. The result is a rich, challenging analysis of human mental activity in terms of thinking, willing, and judging.

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Continguts

Introduction
3
Appearance
10
Science and common sense Kants distinction
53
Mental Activities in a World of Appearances
67
Invisibility and withdrawal
69
The intramural warfare between thought and common sense
80
the spectator
92
Language and metaphor
98
Notes
217
Introduction 3
3
Time and mental activities 11
11
The Will and the modern age 19
19
The problem of the new 28
28
The Apostle Paul and the impotence
63
Epictetus and the omnipotence of the Will 73
73
Augustine the first philosopher of the Will 84
84

Metaphor and the ineffable
110
What Makes Us Think?
125
The prephilosophic assumptions of Greek philosophy
129
Platos answer and its echoes
141
The Roman answer
151
The answer of Socrates
166
The twoinone
179
the nowhere
197
the nunc stans
202
Postscriptum
213
German Idealism and the rainbowbridge
149
Nietzsches repudiation of the Will 158
158
Heideggers Willnottowill 172
172
The abyss of freedom and the novus ordo
195
Notes 219
219
Editors Postface
241
JUDGING
255
Indexes
273
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Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) is considered one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Origins of Totalitarianism and the essay collection Men in Dark Times. MARY MCCARTHY (1912-1989) was an award-winning short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

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