Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekend Links

From a book I happen to be reading at the moment:

[...T]his was real work too, something more than mere labor—time put in for pay. [....] At the end we would have something to show for it, would have added something to the stock of reality—to what Hannah Arendt once called the “huge arsenal of the given.” In The Human Condition Arendt writes of the privileged position of homo faber, man the maker of things, whom the Greeks believed stood not only above the laborer, but above even the man of action and the man of thought, or words. The laborer produces nothing lasting he can call his own, and both the man of action and the man of thought are ultimately dependent on other people, without whose regard and remembrance their deeds and creations do not matter or endure.

A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams by Michael Pollan, pg. 165.

And Now, The Links

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