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 12th 2016
Posted on 12 June 2016 | 8:00 pm
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
In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine how some local police departments in the U.S. have become over-militarized, illustrate why it is still important to study the classics, and search with Peter Matthiessen for the elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas.
Posted on 18 August 2014 | 11:30 am
This week in our Video Archives, we take a look back on a public discussion between Bill T. Jones and Roger Berkowitz on the Arendtian notion of thinking.
Posted on 14 August 2014 | 10:00 am
The New York Times tells the story of Benjamin Goering. Goering is 22. Until recently he studied computer science and philosophy at the University of Kansas. He felt “frustrated in crowded lecture halls where the professors did not even know his name.” So Goering dropped out of college and went to San Francisco, where he…Read more The “E” Word
Posted on 5 December 2012 | 11:57 am
On Dec. 1, 2010, director and choreographer BILL T. JONES and Hannah Arendt Center Academic Director Roger Berkowitz held a public conversation titled Thought and Action, including a performance of Mr. Jones’ work, Floating the Tongue, by dancer and Education Director of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Leah Cox. The evening was sponsored by the…Read more Thought and Action–Bill T. Jones in Conversation with Roger Berkowitz
Posted on 16 December 2010 | 1:43 am