L'insostenibile leggerezza dell'azione Hannah Arendt e Maurice Blondel lettori di Aristotele

Gregorianum 89 (3):617-639 (2008)

Within contemporary philosophy, both Hannah Arendt and Maurice Blondel are distinguished for situating action at the centre of their reflection. Investigation of their philosophical positions is facilitated by their common and constant reference to Aristotle, especially his findings on praxis. More particularly, both cite and comment on Nicomachean Ethics IX 7, where Aristotle discusses the relationship between benefactor and beneficiary. While Arendt uses the text to show how Aristotle undervalued praxis, through confusing it with poiesis, Blondel exploits the passage for his phenomenology of action, which finds its elusive perfection in a friend
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