For The Love Of Wisdom – Hannah Arendt – Forgiveness

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Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) Forgiving, in other words, is the only reaction which does not merely re-act but acts anew and unexpectedly, unconditioned by the act which provoked it and therefore freeing from its consequences both the one who forgives and the one who is forgiven. The freedom contained in …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Hannah Arendt – Knowledge

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Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) The very concept of an unlimited progress, which accompanied the rise of modern science, and has remained its dominant inspiring principle, is the best documentation of the fact that all science still moves within the realm of common sense experience, subject to corrigible error and deception. …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Hannah Arendt – Thinking

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Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) What are we “doing” when we do nothing but think? Where are we when we, normally always surrounded by our fellow-men, are together with no one but ourselves?   By posing the unanswerable questions of meaning, men establish themselves as question-asking beings. Behind all the cognitive …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Hannah Arendt – Pursuit Of Happiness

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Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) Among the many surprises this country holds in store for its new citizens… there is the amazing discovery that the “pursuit of happiness,” which the Declaration of Independence asserted to be one of the inalienable human rights, has remained to this day considerably more than a …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Hannah Arendt – Tyranny

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Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 04, 1975) Tyranny, according to ancient, pre-theoretical understanding, was the form of government in which the ruler had monopolized for himself the right of action and banished the citizens from the public realm into the privacy of the household where they were supposed to mind their own, private …