News

Hannah Arendt, Social Constructs, and Seeing the World

Rukaya Al Zayani has shared several images with us of her personal Arendt library and explained how Arendt has influenced her view of the world. Posted on 18 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Japan’s Collective Self-Defense: On Arendt, Sovereignty, and Peace

To identify freedom with free will has brought the “most dangerous consequence,” for it allows us to claim freedom at the price of all others' sovereignty. Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

The Delusion of the Omnipotence

It is worth analysing the different forms of violence and asking why and how they transgress various boundaries to approach omnipotence Posted on 3 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Understanding, Ethics, and Love of the World

A member of our Twitter community shares her personal Arendt library with us and discusses how it helps inspire her own love of the world. Posted on 3 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Lunchtime Talk with Laura Ephraim (February 2011)

In this week's Video Archives, we look back on a Lunchtime Talk former HAC post-doctoral and associate fellow Laura Ephraim delivered in 2011, in which she provides an Arendtian critique of Ray Kurzweil’s writings on ‘the Singularity.’ Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Violence, Art, and Our Crisis in Culture

Laurie Naranch suggests that people's horror at the violence they witness every day can inspire them to attend to things in the common world. Posted on 15 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Experience as an Anchor for Thinking

Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen discusses how the absence of experience leads philosophy and ideology into useless abstractions that ignore the reality of human interactions. Posted on 1 December 2014 | 9:00 am

The Humanities and Common Sense

Roger Berkowitz observes the unnecessarily specialized nature of humanities scholarship in today's colleges and universities and offers some remarks on how this can be remedied. Posted on 30 August 2014 | 9:53 am

Arendt on Thinking with Kant and Kafka

HAC Associate Fellow Jeffrey Champlin discusses Arendt's conception of thinking as dually meaningful, implying either timeless human faculty or immersed reflection that is capable of change. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 11:42 am

The Essay Form

“Like all collections of essays, this book of exercises [is] a sequence of movements which, like in a musical suite, are written in the same or related keys.” – Hannah Arendt, Preface to Between Past and Future, 1961 Hannah Arendt called Between Past and Future her most important book. The essay collection deals with fundamental…Read more The Essay Form Posted on 24 March 2014 | 10:24 am