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Enlarged Thought in Arendt and Kant

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Arendt focuses on a particular passage in Kant's Critique of Pure Judgment, taking his idea of "enlarged thought" as an "expanded movement of thinking" that provides space for one to reach a more "general standpoint," rather than simply relying on a broad set of knowledge. Posted on 10 March 2016 | 8:00 pm

Feel the Bern: Understanding The Spirit of Political Revolution

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Bernie Sanders' appeal illustrates how widespread the political sentiments that Hannah Arendt identified as the causes of revolution are in both parties. Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/10/16

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how life pressures us to remember some pasts over others, check in on the state of American rage, and much more! Posted on 10 January 2016 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 11/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rhetoric used by student protests, explore the question of the United States accepting Syrian refugees, and more! Posted on 22 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

When Power Runs Riot

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Jeffrey Jurgens uses the protests in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD to understand both the differences and the relations between violence and power. Posted on 7 June 2015 | 11:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/24/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the promise of the Class of 2015, relate Arendt's thoughts on Eichmann to a modern mass murderer, and much more. Posted on 25 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Critical Thinking, Judgment, and Empathy

Jennie Han discusses how Arendt's and Kant's conceptions of critical thinking help open us up to the rest of the world. Posted on 20 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Dangers of Cynicism

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Jeffrey Jurgens explains how Arendt's treatment of Socrates warns us of the ways in which abridged thinking can beget cynicism. Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 3/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more! Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am

The Deprivations of Privacy

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Lance Strate discusses how Arendt teaches us about the mutability of privacy. Posted on 16 March 2015 | 10:00 am