Categories
General

Arendt/plurality

Nox Saturnus

Luna wn 89%v

“Action, the only activity that goes on directly between men without the intermediary of things or matter, corresponds to the human condition of plurality, to the fact that men, not Man, live on earth and inhabit the world…Action would be an unnecessary luxury, a capricious interference with general laws of behavior, if men were endlessly reproducible¬† repetitions of the same model, whose nature or essence was the same for all and as predictable as the nature or essence of any other thing. Plurality is the condition of human action because we are all the same, that is, human, in such a way that nobody is ever the same as anyone else who ever lived, lives, or will live.”

-Hannah Arendt, “The Human Condition”, Ch. I: Vita Activa and the Human Condition