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Amor Mundi 2/28/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the danger Donald Trump poses to American democracy, honor students' right to free speech, and much more! Posted on 28 February 2016 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we discuss the permanent purgatory of refugee camps, reflect on the infantalizing notion of trigger warnings on campus, and much more. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/26/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the occurrence of violence in our world, meditate on the benefits of a college education, and much more! Posted on 27 April 2015 | 11:41 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

Amor Mundi 3/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder whether humans will eventually be replaced by more efficient machines, appeal to Karl Ove Knausgaard in our attempts to understand a uniquely American form of poverty, appreciate Peter Railton's efforts to open up a broader discussion on depression, and much more. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 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

Amor Mundi 5/18/14

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…Read more Amor Mundi 5/18/14 Posted on 19 May 2014 | 11:59 am

Arendt on the Limits of Social Science

“[Regarding The Origins of Totalitarianism] while I feel that within the necessary limitations of a historical study and political analysis I made myself sufficiently clear on certain general perplexities which have come to light through the full development of totalitarianism, I also know that I failed to explain the particular method which I came to…Read more Arendt on the Limits of Social Science Posted on 19 May 2014 | 10:46 am

Politics Beyond Councils: Arendt, Recognition, and Feminism

Marieke Borren, “Feminism as Revolutionary Practice: From Justice and the Politics of Recognition to Freedom” Hypatia vol. 28, no. 1 (Winter 2013) One of the broader appeals of feminism for critical thinking today derives from its focus on specificity. In their focus on embodiment, in the narrower and wider sense, the best feminist writers offer…Read more Politics Beyond Councils: Arendt, Recognition, and Feminism Posted on 26 February 2014 | 12:16 pm

Amor Mundi 2/16/14

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 2/16/14 Posted on 17 February 2014 | 2:43 pm