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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

Amor Mundi 12/6/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the promise of the Rojava settlement, reflect on ISIS's appeal to love as a recruitment tactic, and much more. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/19/15

In our Amor Mundi, we explore some of the questions raised by Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," reflect on our modern information economy, and much more! Posted on 19 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

A Student’s Personal Arendt Library

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate a student's personal Arendt library. Posted on 13 March 2015 | 10:44 am

Amor Mundi 1/4/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reevaluate our basic understanding of liberty, reflect on whether economic inequality undermines democracy, realize the blame of the Bush-Cheney White House in allowing torture to flourish in the CIA, and much more. Posted on 5 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 11/23/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we learn about the adverse health effects of loneliness, perceive the inextricable ties between integrity and privacy and how both are threatened in the age of surveillance, lament the overly scholasticized nature of teaching in America, and much more! Posted on 24 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 11/9/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the future of privacy in the Internet of Things, celebrate moments enjoyed in solitude, refuse to accept the biggest financial cover-up in history, and much more! Posted on 10 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Video Archives – A Discussion on the Intellectual Origins of the Financial Crisis (2011)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2011 discussion between Roger Berkowitz and David Matias on the origins of the 2008 financial crisis. Posted on 16 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – The Anti-Political Prejudices of Modernity: A Civil Humanist Critique (2012)

For this week's Video Archive, we look back to a 2012 lecture delivered by Michael McCarthy analyzing Arendt's critique of "the world alienation of modernity". Posted on 2 October 2014 | 10:00 am

The Poverty of Ideas

Roger Berkowitz discusses an essay written by Raymond Guess on the failure of contemporary thinking at the hands of denial, debt, and John Rawls' philosophy. Posted on 16 August 2014 | 10:56 am