Phil 12.22.17

7:00 – 4:000 ASRC MKT

  • Working on flocking and herding paper. I could be done with the first draft? Switched the format to ACM Journal.
  • Positive laws in constitutional government are designed to erect boundaries and establish channels of communication between men whose community is continually endangered by the new men born into it. With each new birth, a new beginning is born into the world, a new world has potentially come into being. The stability of the laws corresponds to the constant motion of all human affairs, a motion which can never end as long as men are born and die. The laws hedge in each new beginning and at the same time assure its freedom of movement, the potentiality of something entirely new and unpredictable; the boundaries of positive laws are for the political existence of man what memory is for his historical existence: they guarantee the pre-existence of a common world, the reality of some continuity which transcends the individual life span of each generation, absorbs all new origins and is nourished by them.Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism (Harvest Book, Hb244) (p. 465). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

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