Vita Activa and the Human Condition (Chapter 1)

Arendt Vita Activa

Source: Hannah Arendt

In the first chapter of her book The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt describes the "Vita Activa," or the active life of a human. She separates the vita activa into three fundamental human activities, labor, work, and action. Each of these is, Arendt argues, a fundamental part of the human condition. 

Keywords: Active Life , Community , Hannah Arendt , Meaning of Work , Philosophy