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‘Burlesque Philosophy,’ or ‘Stupid Thoughtfulness’

Post-Doc Fellow Samantha Hill reflects on dialogue between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy addressing the dogmatization of ignorance within a growing culture of doubt and "feebleminded thoughtfulness." Posted on 2 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Studying the History of Political Theory with Hannah Arendt

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Arendt never gave an account of her methodology in political theory, but in her notes, we see her offering a way to engage the world of political thinking. Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Home, Homelessness, and The Human Condition

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Arendt’s "The Human Condition" forces us to ask the question: What does it means to be at home in the world? Posted on 27 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Meditation on Arendt, Rilke, & Guns

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The despair expressed in Rilke's Duino Elegies is an expression of our human world and as such distills the loss we feel from gun violence. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Truthfulness in Politics

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Donald Trump and John Stewart both tap into a desire among the American public for truth in politics. Posted on 16 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Beyond Forgiveness

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Samantha Hill examines the act of forgiveness and asks whether we can embrace this principle with respect to someone like Dylann Roof. Posted on 28 June 2015 | 8:00 pm