…I’ve noticed about this blog is my supposedly private sphere of not linking to Google or other search engines, seems to be a fallacy. I did a google search of the blog title and viola–there I was.
What does that have to do with anything? Absolutely nothing. And everything if you consider everything is nothing, and something. We work, we labour, we act, and we react.
On labour, work and action:
I found this on the net tonight–it’s a bit of what I’ve been reading lately on Hannah Arendt. Although her philosophy is hard to pin-point, I believe she attempted to keep it that way on purpose. She wanted people to think about their roles in politics as on-going, a flux of thought.
Many try to sweep a net over her theories, but I believe she tried to avoid being labelled as one thing or another. She didn’t like stasis, in fact, part of her philosophy believes that the more alike we become, the less we tolerate difference.
I think she was anti-Utopian in her ideology through her difference. Arendt appears to be dialectical (not in a Hegelian manner–but more in the traditional Greek way) in her philosophy to the point where she assumes that people should think about the idea, re-think about the outcome, and the opposition to an idea, then think the synthesis as an open-ended judgement, not a concrete judgement. There seems to be a flexibility to her thinking that moves almost in a circular way, a flux that can’t be labelled, because if it did, it would become something concrete, and static. And, of course, none of this makes much sense, except that it keeps me thinking that I’m thinking something worth thinking about.
Or, I could be completely wrong.