Peg Birmingham: "The Concept of Life and World in Hannah Arendt's Life of the Mind and The Human Condition"

Guest Lecture, Section for Rhetoric

Peg Birmingham, DePaul University: "The Concept of Life and World in Hannah Arendt's Life of the Mind and The Human Condition

I am going to propose that we read Arendt backward, that is, from Life of the Mind to The Human Condition, arguing that she makes radically different claims regarding of life and world in Life of the Mind, claims that allow us to rethink her claims in The Human Condition.