N.A.C. Taylor observes that if we are to have an Arendtian nuclear theory, we must now construct it ourselves.
Posted on 31 January 2016 | 8:00 pm
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
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the wonders of boredom, admit our bafflement at he rise of ISIS, identify liberal arts' worst enemy, and much more!
Posted on 9 August 2015 | 8:01 pm
“Seen from the perspective of the “real” world, the laboratory is the anticipation of a changed environment.” -Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind I find this quote intriguing in that its reference to environments and environmental change speak to the fact that Arendt’s philosophy was essentially an ecological one, indeed one that is profoundly…Read more The Laboratory as Anti-Environment
Posted on 16 December 2013 | 10:49 am
“The shift from the ‘why’ and ‘what’ to the ‘how’ implies that the actual objects of knowledge can no longer be things or eternal motions but must be processes, and that the object of science is no longer nature or the universe but the history, the story of the coming into being, of nature or…Read more The New Materialism: From ‘Why’ and ‘What’ to ‘How.’
Posted on 8 April 2013 | 11:03 am
We were prepared Monday night at the Hannah Arendt Center’s NYC hideout, huddled together with candles and a portable radio, as we toasted the storm over dinner with neighbors and friends. Thankfully, the Arendt Center’s two homes at Bard College and in upper NYC both escaped the wrath of the hurricane. Many of our supporters…Read more The Fragility of Normalcy
Posted on 2 November 2012 | 10:36 am