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Amor Mundi, June 12th 2016

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi, June 12th 2016 Posted on 12 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 05/29/16

Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither…Read more Amor Mundi 05/29/16 Posted on 29 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Plurality

Through Hans Teerds' Quote of the Week piece, we examine the potential role of public space through the lens of Arendt's idea of plurality. Posted on 9 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

A Higher Understanding of Freedom

Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.” Posted on 25 April 2016 | 8:30 am

Thinking What We Are Doing in the Condition of Plurality

Central to Arendt’s call for us to “think what we are doing” is for us to think about politics as occurring under the condition of plurality. But we often lack a language appropriate to think in these terms. Posted on 4 April 2016 | 8:45 am

Amor Mundi 1/31/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we dissect a 1962 pardon request made by Adolf Eichmann, reflect on the Malheur occupation, and much more! Posted on 1 February 2016 | 11:41 am

Action and Interaction

Action and interaction both relate to the public space, but where and how they occur in the world differs significantly. Posted on 24 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

On the Justice of Institutions and of Persons: Impartiality and Dependency in Martha Nussbaum and Hannah Arendt

Arendt scarcely addressed distributive justice, but her reasoning could augment that of Martha Nussbaum, who criticized the liberal model of John Rawls. Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and The Genius of Italy

We appreciate the annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of Leonardo Olschki's The Genius of Italy in this week's Library feature. Posted on 22 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and the Will of Zeus

We appreciate the various annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of "The Will of Zeus" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 1 October 2015 | 8:00 pm