Hannah Arendt on Modernism - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 355
Modernism/Arendt: Arendt's thesis: In modern times, a process of de-spatialization and the loss of metaphysical orientation has taken place, which invalidated the conditionality and limitations of the human sphere of action that had been recognized over thousands of years.
Brocker I 356
That leads to world alienation: the modern human is increasingly no longer in a position to intellectually comprehend developments that he has set in motion. The technology he once mastered has overtaken him; its momentum (automation) has turned against him (1).
Brocker I 360
In her opinion, the dilemma of modernism lies in the fact that with the establishment of a world whose highest activities lie in working and producing and not in acting, it has lost the foundations for this measure. (2) See Modernism/Wellmer.
1. Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, Chicago 1958. Dt.: Hannah Arendt, Vita Activa oder Vom tätigen Leben, München/Zürich 61989 (zuerst 1960), S. 10 f,;245
2. Vgl. Ibid. p. 12.
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