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"On Animal Laborans and Homo Politicus in Hannah Arendt: A Note"

by Levin, Martin (1979)


Every political philosopher is subject to misunderstanding, but perhaps none more so than those who insist on distinctions to which their age is not accustomed or which it is determined to ignore. Thus it is not surprising to discover that Hannah Arendt, whose philosophy is based on just such distinctions which we find either alien or meaningless, should be particularly vulnerable to misunderstanding and misinterpretation.


Arendt, Animal Laborans, Homo Politicus


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