Lying in PoliticsArendt on the Destruction of Reality
Overview• Arendt’s view of Human Life: Labor, Work, and  Action• Two distinct spheres of activity: Social and  Political• ...
Three Kinds of Human BehaviorLabor            Work   Action        Social           Political
Labor         Work    ActionSocial RealmGoal: Reproduction of Human LifeExamples:• Eating• Reproduction
Labor       Work           Action           Social Realm    Goal: Creating Stability            Examples:              • A...
Labor     Work          Action                       Political Realm Goal: Beginning Something New                        ...
Beauty Standards     Labor     Work       or     Action       ?
Reflect
Division of Facts  Physical World      [Labor]   Social World       [Work]  Mental World      [Action]
Radical Destruction                  Trotsky
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Arendt on Lying in Politics

  1. 1. Lying in PoliticsArendt on the Destruction of Reality
  2. 2. Overview• Arendt’s view of Human Life: Labor, Work, and Action• Two distinct spheres of activity: Social and Political• How Beauty Standards fit into this division• What Lying is
  3. 3. Three Kinds of Human BehaviorLabor Work Action Social Political
  4. 4. Labor Work ActionSocial RealmGoal: Reproduction of Human LifeExamples:• Eating• Reproduction
  5. 5. Labor Work Action Social Realm Goal: Creating Stability Examples: • Art • Architecture • Consumer Goods
  6. 6. Labor Work Action Political Realm Goal: Beginning Something New Examples: • Lunch Counter Sit-ins • Legislation • Consciousness Raising
  7. 7. Beauty Standards Labor Work or Action ?
  8. 8. Reflect
  9. 9. Division of Facts Physical World [Labor] Social World [Work] Mental World [Action]
  10. 10. Radical Destruction Trotsky
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