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Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

By Richard Barrett “We are in danger of forgetting, and such an oblivion—quite apart from the contents themselves that could be lost—would mean that, humanly speaking, we would deprive ourselves of one dimension, the dimension of depth in human existence. For memory and depth are the same, or rather, depth cannot be reached by man…Read more Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

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Posted on 13 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Education, Crisis, and Whether We Love the World Enough

Laurie Naranch wonders if education can prepare us to assume responsibility for and help renew the common world.

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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:00 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!

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Posted on 19 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Monument To War

In The Human Condition, Arendt at one point discusses a type of monument, that complicates the process of creating historical memory through a common world.

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Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Dismantling the Ivory Tower of Thinking

Anabella Di Pego discusses Hannah Arendt's call to a mode of thinking that leaves behind the notion of the ivory tower at the end of "The Human Condition".

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Posted on 14 June 2015 | 11:00 pm