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Alan Rickman on Storytelling and Considering What’s Possible

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Alan Rickman reflects on the human need for storytelling and considering what's possible in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 19 January 2016 | 10:11 pm

To Be at Home in the Desert

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Being at home in a desert-like landscape brings the danger to lose any real contact with the world and its (other) inhabitants. Posted on 25 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 4/12/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the works of Toni Morrison and Claudia Rankine, identify trauma as a powerful corollary of feminism, and much more! Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 1/25/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder at the emotional intensity of childbirth and what it reveals about the meaningfulness of privacy, appreciate Arendt's ability to think radically, worry about how predictive technologies such as auto-correct may lead us to become personal cliches, and much more. Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt on Reproductive Technologies, Labor, and Action

“Hannah Arendt, Feminist Theorizing, and the Debate Over New Reproductive Technologies” Kimberley F. Curtis, Polity, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Winter, 1995), pp. 159-187 Kimberley Curtis employs Arendt’s conceptual categories in The Human Condition to critically distinguish between scientific interventions that control fertility and those that endeavor to produce fertility. In doing so, she both offers…Read more Arendt on Reproductive Technologies, Labor, and Action Posted on 4 December 2013 | 10:59 am

Holes of Oblivion Open Up in China

One central feature of totalitarianism is the desire of those at the top of the movement to retain full—that is, total—control of their people. Total control requires, at times, the ability to lie, especially when facts on the ground fail to conform with past and present pronouncements. The strength of any totalitarian system can, in…Read more Holes of Oblivion Open Up in China Posted on 6 December 2012 | 11:09 am

Take Downs

If you are a political theorist or philosopher between 18 and 50, you probably had at least a passing flirtation with Slavoj Zizek. First of all, you can’t avoid him. The man has written over 60 books in les than 30 years in addition to innumerable articles and interviews. Oh, and he has made two…Read more Take Downs Posted on 20 July 2012 | 11:46 am