In this week's Amor Mundi, we engage the topic of race, one of the discussion topics of our Fall Conference. We hear about the hidden reason for Maurice Sendak's success, recognize Myanmar's culture of literature, get Wyatt Mason's take on Maylis de Kerangal’s The Heart and more...
Posted on 3 April 2016 | 9:45 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the occurrence of violence in our world, meditate on the benefits of a college education, and much more!
Posted on 27 April 2015 | 11:41 am
In this week's Library feature, we appreciate a personal library of Arendt's works submitted by a member of the international Arendt community.
Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:00 am
Arie Amaya-Akkermans explores the sources of Arendt's indebtedness to storytelling.
Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:33 am
This “Quote of the week was originally published on December 19, 2011. “Conceptually, we may call truth what we cannot change; metaphorically, it is the ground on which we stand and the sky that stretches above us.” — Hannah Arendt, “Truth and Politics” I spent December 2 in Greencastle, Indiana, talking about politics, political theory,…Read more On Facts (for Elisabeth Young-Bruehl)
Posted on 14 October 2013 | 11:40 am
In response to the my essay on “Misreading ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem,” I have been asked repeatedly how to access the Sassen papers, the more than 1,300 pages of memoir and interview transcripts that Eichmann produced while he was in Argentina. The first answer is simple: Read the two issues of Life magazine from November 28…Read more Excerpts from the Sassen Papers
Posted on 12 July 2013 | 2:22 pm
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 5/12/13
Posted on 13 May 2013 | 1:00 am
“Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice” Allen Speight, College Literature, Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2011, pp. 115-130 Allen Speight, Director, Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University, argues for Arendt’s place among theorists of narrative such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Talyor, and Paul Ricouer. While he does indicate contemporary questions in both the Anglo-American…Read more Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice
Posted on 21 March 2013 | 11:32 am
“German Jewry, like Western European Jewry in general, never understood that the simple person is the true center of politics in all democratically governed countries. And this is also the reason why German Jews often do not understand the just national aspirations of the Jewish people [folk]. Most do not know at all what a…Read more Hannah Arendt and Yiddish
Posted on 18 February 2013 | 11:57 am
“It is true that storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it, that it brings about consent and reconciliation with things as they really are, and that we may even trust it to contain eventually by implication that last word which we expect from the Day of Judgment”. – Hannah Arendt, “Isak Dinesen:…Read more The Story of Reconciliation
Posted on 9 April 2012 | 2:02 pm