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Enlarged Thought in Arendt and Kant

Front cover of Hannah Arend't Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy
Arendt focuses on a particular passage in Kant's Critique of Pure Judgment, taking his idea of "enlarged thought" as an "expanded movement of thinking" that provides space for one to reach a more "general standpoint," rather than simply relying on a broad set of knowledge. Posted on 10 March 2016 | 8:00 pm

Theodor W. Adorno on the Meaning of Thinking

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German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno reflects on what it means to think anymore in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 22 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/6/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the promise of the Rojava settlement, reflect on ISIS's appeal to love as a recruitment tactic, and much more. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the real issues behind the ongoing student protests, examine the role of race in Oscar Pitorius' trial, and much more! Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 11/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rhetoric used by student protests, explore the question of the United States accepting Syrian refugees, and more! Posted on 22 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Monument To War

In The Human Condition, Arendt at one point discusses a type of monument, that complicates the process of creating historical memory through a common world. Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Courage to Be: Jeanne van Heeswijk

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Bethany Zulick, a HAC student fellow, recounts Jeanne van Heeswijk's lecture for our spring 2015 "Courage to Be" dinner/speaker series. Posted on 14 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Archimedes and the Anthropocene

Jeffrey Champlin discusses how Arendt's use of the "Archimedean point" in Chapter 5 of The Human Condition helps us understand the Anthropocene. Posted on 27 April 2015 | 10:00 am


“impartiality is obtained by taking the viewpoints of others into account; impartiality is not the result of some higher standpoint that would then actually settle the dispute by being altogether above the meleé.” -Hannah Arendt, Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy In Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy, Arendt takes the surprising approach of drawing on Kant’s aesthetics…Read more Impartiality Posted on 15 July 2013 | 11:26 am

Arendt on Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Sensus communis as a foundation for men as political beings: Arendt’s reading of Kant’s Critique of Judgment Annelies Degryse Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Philosophy Social Criticism 2011 37(3): 345 Arendt’s late reading of Kant proposes a connection between aesthetics and politics that, among other innovations, offers a new way to think about judgment through a…Read more Arendt on Kant’s Critique of Judgment Posted on 2 July 2013 | 2:53 pm