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Lao-Tze on How Thoughts Translate into Destiny

Lao-Tze traces how thoughts translate into an individual's destiny in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 14 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/3/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we see the banality of evil in the trial of Oskar Gröning, identify certain dangers of social science research, and much more! Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt, Nietzsche, and Power

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate two passages on Nietzsche that Arendt found worthy of annotation. Posted on 5 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Death and the Public Realm

Scholar Lance Strate discusses Arendt's remarks on the loss of the public realm and explains how this unique kind of environment relates to immortality and writing. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 12/8/13

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 12/8/13 Posted on 9 December 2013 | 11:33 am

The Banality of Systems and the Justice of Resistance

Peter Ludlow in the Stone remarks on the generational divide in attitudes towards whistle blowers, leakers, and hackers. According to Time Magazine, “70 percent of those age 18 to 34 sampled in a poll said they believed that Snowden “did a good thing” in leaking the news of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. This…Read more The Banality of Systems and the Justice of Resistance Posted on 20 September 2013 | 2:47 pm

Amor Mundi 9/8/13

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 9/8/13 Posted on 9 September 2013 | 1:49 pm

Transformation of the Intangible

Everything that is, must appear, and nothing can appear without a shape of its own… -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition The book is under attack. A recent article in The New Atlantis begins by calling the book “modernity’s quintessential technology,” but reports that “now that the rustle of the book’s turning page competes with the…Read more Transformation of the Intangible Posted on 17 June 2013 | 10:45 am

Here’s How to Demonize Thinking

Richard Brody writes of “Hannah Arendt,” the new movie by Margarethe von Trotta, “The movie, unfortunately, doesn’t do Arendt justice”—a rhetorical gambit that suggests at least a fair-minded inquiry into Arendt’s thought. But Brody then proceeds to accuse Arendt of a propensity toward “monstrous abstractions.” Her tendency toward abstraction occurs despite what Brody calls  “her…Read more Here’s How to Demonize Thinking Posted on 5 June 2013 | 1:36 pm

Amor Mundi – 6/2/13

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi – 6/2/13 Posted on 4 June 2013 | 3:10 pm