The Public and the Private Realm

Here is the reading for Saturday, February 13.  We will meet here at 4:30.  A printable copy is here.

Man: A Social or a A Political Animal

Last week, we saw the basic distinction between labor, work, and action.  First, labor produces the necessities of life which are things to be consumed.  Second, work produces lasting objects that make up the human world.  Third, there is action, the words and deeds that make up the world of interactions between humans.  All three human activities are conditioned by the fact that men live together, but only action cannot be imagined outside relations with others.

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