Arendt in Forest: The Seed Already is the Tree


Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition, 1958, in forest. Representative passage:

The channeling of natural forces into the human world has shattered the very purposefulness of the world, the fact that objects are the ends for which tools and implements are designed. It is characteristic of all natural processes that they come into being without the help of man, and those things are natural which are not ‘made’ but grow themselves into whatever they become. . . . the seed contains and, in a certain sense, already is the tree.

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