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Thinking and Solitude

At a recent conference held at Stanford University, Professor Robert Harrison spoke about the relationship between thinking and solitude in Arendt’s own thought. Harrison rightly argued that the loss of thinking has much to do with the loss of solitude. “Not only in the university, but in society at large, everything conspires to invade the…Read more Thinking and Solitude Posted on 28 June 2010 | 10:00 pm

Wyatt Mason, Senior Fellow at the Arendt Center, has a fantastic new essay on David Foster Wallace in this week’s New York Review of Books. Wallace, pace Mason, struggles to break through the, in Wallace’s words, “five hundred thousand discrete bits of information” by which we are all daily barraged. All this information makes it…Read more Posted on 25 June 2010 | 9:50 pm

The New York Times on being human in an Inhuman Age

The theme of The Arendt Center’s upcoming conference Human Being in an Inhuman Age is also the subject of an ongoing series in The New York Times, called “Smarter Than You Think.” The first installment was a wide-eyed look at the Singularity movement, profiling Ray Kurzweil who will be speaking at the Arendt Center Conference…Read more The New York Times on being human in an Inhuman Age Posted on 25 June 2010 | 10:58 am

2010-2011 Arendt Center Fellows

Congratulations and Welcome to the Newest Hannah Arendt Center Fellows, Wyatt Mason, Bill Dixon, Laura Ephraim, and Ursula Ludz. Wyatt Mason (Senior Arendt Center Fellow) is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine. His writing also appears in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. Modern…Read more 2010-2011 Arendt Center Fellows Posted on 16 June 2010 | 11:08 pm

The Hannah Arendt Series, by Shy Abady

This series of portraits of Arendt by Israeli Artist Shy Abady capture her intensity. You can read Abady’s account of his encounter with Arendt and his decision to paint her portraits in Thinking in Dark Times. Posted on 16 June 2010 | 10:51 pm

From the Archives

We want to share an audio treasure from our archives with you: In December of 1968, Hannah Arendt delivered a lecture at Bard College.  Following a climate of student unrest and  protest in the spring of 1968, Arendt spoke on “Power and Violence.” Listen to the “Power and Violence” Lecture audio and subsequent Question and…Read more From the Archives Posted on 16 June 2010 | 9:19 pm


to the Arendt Center blog!  On this site, you can find  audio and video documentation of past events we have put on, as well as  information about  future events at Bard College and elsewhere.  As with all our endeavors, we hope to promote thought and discussion here. We look forward to your readership and comments! Posted on 16 June 2010 | 8:53 pm