During this meeting, we will discuss Hannah Arendt’s delineation of human action, appearance, and the rise of the social realm in The Human Condition. We will consider Arendt’s understanding of visibility, speech, and labour set out in Chapter II, ‘The Public and the Private Realm,’ as well as how these qualities relate to power and political organisation. We will also consider the classical formulation of the human presented in this book as it moves between public and private space, and the intersectional implications of such a formulation in contemporary contexts.
If you are interested in critical theory and political philosophy, the political dimensions of art and literature, or interdisciplinary reflections on politics, please do join us. The group aims to connect researchers working across different disciplines once a month to discuss readings in an informal and friendly atmosphere.