Invention Environment

Environments That Foster Invention

Hannah Arendt

This German philosopher emphasizes the difference that would have between otherness and distinctiveness. Otherness refers to the mere fact of being part of a multitude of objects. The otherness of the individual you specify only insofar as this is part of a multitude, not being the same as the other members of that multiplicity. On the other hand, the distinctiveness is a category that encompasses the fact that be human not It is merely something but is someone who can communicate who is he or she. And in doing so reveals its uniqueness (uniqueness).

(Cf. Arendt, 1958,176) There are two ways to reveal that uniqueness: action and discourse. The action is the human ability to start something new. The speech put into words the course of who has come to be. In other words, it is through the speech that someone finds are becoming who he is. However, according to Hannah Arendt, the one who usually remains hidden to the same person, is why you need from those who accompany her throughout his life to make clear who she is. (Cf.

Arendt, 1958, 178-179) And one of the conditions for this is that there is a space in common, the author defines as the network of human relations (Arendt, 1958,183), without that human network cannot reach be someone single but only another within a multiplicity. What the agent does to become someone is not nor can be reduced to what is known as a manufacture of objects. The action of the agent does not It produces nothing of this kind but yes generates stories, which tell us more about the subject than what a product manufactured by that subject could tell us about him. (Cf. Arendt, 1958, 184) According to the German philosopher, this agent is not the author or producer of that history because history belongs to the group in which he acquires the distinction required to become someone, to answer the question who am I.

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