Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Hannah Arendt
Spring 2023
Taught By: James Trybendis
Section: A

CRN: 13905

Credits: 2

Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition is a seminal text in political philosophy. This course will involve a close reading of this text. We will explore Arendt's inquiry into the vita activa (the active life) and how it has changed historically. In doing so we will pursue a number of themes central to Arendt's thinking including the human condition, labor, work, action, natality, politics, power, violence, thinking, and judging. Crucially, the course will ask how Arendt's text is relevant to political thinking today.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Tutorial (J)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 8

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 3, 2023 (Monday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:28pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:05pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 734
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 4/20/2023