Hannah Arendt | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Hannah Arendt.
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SOURCE: "Saying Good-by to Hannah," in New York Review of Books, Vol. XXII, Nos. 21-22, January 22, 1976, pp. 8, 10-11.

Below, McCarthy eulogizes Arendt, emphasizing her person rather than her ideas.

Her last book was to be called The Life of the Mind and was intended to be a pendant to The Human Condition (first called The Vita Activa), where she had scrutinized the triad of labor, work, and action: man as animal laborans, homo faber, and doer of public deeds. She saw the mind's life, or vita contemplativa, as divided into three parts also: thinking, willing, and judging. The first section, on thinking, was finished some time ago. The second, on willing, she finished just before she died, with what must have been relief, for she had found the will the most elusive of the three faculties to grapple with. The third, on judging, she had already sketched out...

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