Labor, Work, Action

Here is the summary for Saturday, January 30th.  Here is a printable copy..  If you have access to a printer, try and make your own copy, or bring a mobile device to read it on.  We will meet here at 4:30.

Arendt distinguishes between three elements of human life.  First, labor consists of the actions we take to stay alive.  It produces things that are meant to be consumed or used up, such as food, tools, and clothing.  Second, work produces lasting objects that build the human world. Work is what creates the environment for the third element of human life, action.  Action is made of the words and deeds that reveal ourselves to one another.

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