Hannah Arendt on the Political & Private (Part Two)

Oct 19, 2015, 12:00 PM

Continuing on The Human Condition (1958), focusing on the rise of ""the social,"" how that erodes the private sphere (unless you post it on Facebook, it's not real!), yet leads to feelings of loneliness and meaninglessness.

The audience at this live Pittsburgh event (with a notable lack of input from people watching from around the world on the live feed!) then joins us in the latter of this release to help us try to figure out what Arendt's positive picture is (including conference headliner Fred Evans). What sort of ""great deeds"" does she have in mind for the political sphere? Where does philosophy fit into this picture of the public and private? Can one of us eventually pronounce ""vita contemplativa"" correctly? #public #private #labor #politics #social #arendt #pcpn15 Go to the blog: http://www.partiallyexaminedlife.com/2015/10/19/ep125-2-arendt/