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Aristotle and Arendt

In this week's Library feature, we acknowledge how Aristotle helped shape Arendt's philosophy. Posted on 12 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 3/17/13

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 3/17/13 Posted on 18 March 2013 | 2:09 pm

Guided Into the World

“Heidegger is wrong: man is not “thrown” “in the world;” if we are thrown, then – no differently from animals – onto the earth. Man is precisely guided, not thrown, precisely for that reason his continuity arises and the way he belongs appears. Poor us, if we are thrown into the world!” “Heidegger hat unrecht:…Read more Guided Into the World Posted on 4 February 2013 | 11:50 am

Liberating the Animal

Roger Berkowitz has just published Liberating the Animal in Theory & Event (Project Muse, subscription required), a review of Vanessa Lemm’s new book Nietzsche’s Animal Philosophy. Lemm’s project is part of the now widespread attack on the traditional distinction between humans and animals. While the animality of humans has been a basic axiom of philosophical thinking…Read more Liberating the Animal Posted on 5 July 2010 | 4:55 am