Hannah Arendt on World - Dictionary of Arguments
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World/Arendt: Arendt's concept of the "world" means the plural space of coexistence in which those who live and act in it relate to one another, care about the world and shape it.
World of things/Arendt: producing (not to be equated with labour) produces a world of things that outlasts the human. This world of things includes everyday products, industrial goods and works of art. For manufacturing, the world is a world of things. Earth and nature, human space is a means of production.
Measure of the world: Arendt insists that "the measure of the world [...] is not the imperative necessity of life that manifests itself in the labour, and it cannot be found in the realm of means and purposes that is decisive for the production of world things and still decisive for the use that we make of them" (1). In her opinion, the dilemma of modernism lies in the fact that with the establishment of a world whose highest activities lie in working and producing and not in acting, it has lost the foundations for this measure.
1. Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, Chicago 1958. Dt.: Hannah Arendt, Vita Activa oder Vom tätigen Leben, München/Zürich 61989 (zuerst 1960), S. 163.
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