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Lao-Tze on How Thoughts Translate into Destiny

Lao-Tze traces how thoughts translate into an individual's destiny in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 14 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Arendt and Transformation

Thomas Wild discusses how the transformation of thinking and acting into works of art permeates Arendt's understanding of the world conceived by humankind. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:30 am

J. William Fulbright on Thinking

J. William Fulbright provides this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 4 February 2015 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – “Lying and Politics: Democracy and Lying” (2011)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a talk George Kateb gave at our 2011 annual fall conference on the ideal of governmental transparency. Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Amor Mundi 2/9/14

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi 2/9/14 Posted on 10 February 2014 | 11:54 am

For the Sake of What is New

“Exactly for the sake of what is new and revolutionary in every child, education must be conservative; it must preserve this newness and introduce it as a new thing into an old world.” -Hannah Arendt, The Crisis in Education In the central and perhaps most provocative passage of her essay on The Crisis in Education…Read more For the Sake of What is New Posted on 28 January 2013 | 12:33 pm