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Amor Mundi, June 26th 2016

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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 26th 2016 Posted on 26 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 04/17/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we hear from Yale professor Seyla Benhabib on the European Refugee Crisis, Maurice Chammah's recounting of his father's short trip back to Syria in the 1970s as mizrahi and an emigre to the United States, reflections on David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes, and more... Posted on 17 April 2016 | 10:00 pm

Hannah Arendt — Among Friends?

Jerome Kohn remembers Hannah Arendt on the 40th anniversary of her death. Posted on 3 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/17/15

In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more! Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 3/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more! Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 4/20/14

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…Read more Amor Mundi 4/20/14 Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:29 pm

One Against All

This Quote of the Week was originally published on September 3, 2012. It can be dangerous to tell the truth: “There will always be One against All, one person against all others. [This is so] not because One is terribly wise and All are terribly foolish, but because the process of thinking and researching, which…Read more One Against All Posted on 18 November 2013 | 12:52 pm

Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics

Mary Dietz, “Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics” In: Hannah Arendt: Critical Essays (Albany: SUNY Press, 1994) 231-260.   Dietz begins by recalling that in the 1970s and 80s, feminist critics Adrienne Rich and Mary O’Brien attacked Arendt as a great political thinker who, as female, was all the more culpable for strengthening traditional gender differences…Read more Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics Posted on 6 August 2013 | 10:34 am

Tuning Out, Heroism, and the Power of Example

I received an email from an old friend this weekend. She has been deeply affected by the death of Ki Suck Han, the New York man who was pushed off a subway platform near Times Square—and abandoned by all his fellow passengers, before being run over by an oncoming train. She wrote: The subway death…Read more Tuning Out, Heroism, and the Power of Example Posted on 13 December 2012 | 11:57 am

One Against All

It can be dangerous to tell the truth: “There will always be One against All, one person against all others. [This is so] not because One is terribly wise and All are terribly foolish, but because the process of thinking and researching, which finally yields truth, can only be accomplished by an individual person. In…Read more One Against All Posted on 3 September 2012 | 12:02 pm