The Life of the Mind
“A passionate, humane intelligence addressing itself to the fundamental problem of how the mind operates.” —Newsweek
The author’s final work, presented in a one-volume edition, is a rich, challenging analysis of man’s mental activity, considered in terms of thinking, willing, and judging. Edited by Mary McCarthy; Indices.
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THE LIFE OF THE MIND: Vol. I; Thinking. Vol. II; WillingUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
This book may sound forbidding, but do not be dissuaded, for it is a majestic work of deep humility and earnestness, and radiant imagination. Since it consists of Arendt's Gifford Lectures (1973-74 ... Read full review
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