First Edition of Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition
The Human Condition.
Item Number: 93754
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1958.
First edition of this work of striking originality. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. A superior example, scarce in this condition.
In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems Arendt identified then—diminishing human agency and political freedom, the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions—continue to confront us today.