Personally, I am informed by both a Continental-Philosophical tradition and a communitarian Christian religious background that criticized Adam Smith as hostile to charity and a theoretical bastion of “self-interest”; it would not be a stretch to say that both modern economics and its critics have failed to connect Smith’s moral anthropology to his more famous economic theory.
"...it is physically impossible to pick oneself up by one’s own bootstraps..."
The disappearance of the unique individual corresponds to the loss of freedom - and the avatar is its technique.
Arendt invokes the realm of privacy, which is the realm of persons who are significant others to the individual. These significant others are the context for the emergence of an individual. In other words, the realm of privacy includes our social sphere where each of those significant others has a reciprocal relationship with each other. Not only do these significant others constitute our identity as individuals, but each individual also has some responsibility to act as a significant other to the other members. I would call this “community”.
"...with the surprising eradication of relatively unconscious structures that housed and empowered a certain inspiring model of human flourishing, we may want to reconsider how we have housed and empowered human flourishing."
Natality is the condition for continued human existence, it is the miracle of birth, it is the new beginning inherent in each birth that makes action possible, it is spontaneous and it is unpredictable.
Biden and NATO’s response will be to treat Russia as a pariah while Ukraine understands very well that Russia is an enemy.
What is liberal hegemony?
Mr. Peckford and Mr. Trudeau advocate a happy individual who is ripe for manipulation...
This is the first lecture that lays the groundwork for connecting the moral ideal of Authenticity to the work of Hannah Arendt. This lecture was given on January 31, and it introduces some of the essential features of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition", and explores her concept of Labour in the private realm. It suggests … Continue reading Hannah Arendt: Labour and the Colonization of the Private Realm