A place for bold and risky thinking
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College is the world's most expansive home for bold and risky humanities thinking about our political world inspired by the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the leading thinker of politics and active citizenship in the modern era.
Amor Mundi and the Virtual Reading Group
Hannah Arendt Center
Revitalizing Democracy: Sortition, Citizen Power, and Spaces of Freedom
10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST/GMT-5 Olin Hall
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“Human plurality, the basic condition of both action and speech, has the twofold character of equality and distinction.” Arendt sets plurality as the foundation of her understanding of man as a political being. According to plurality, we are all equal, which means we can understand each other and those ancestors who came before us and those will come after us. And yet, as distinct, we need to seek to make ourselves understood.