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 – 8/11/13
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Hannah Arendt spoke of having acquired, through her life, a “love of the world.” When writing about education she argues that “education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.” And in politics, she insists, we must care for and love the world more than…Read more What is a House?
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