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Amor Mundi, June 12th 2016

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, June 12th 2016

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Posted on 12 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 04/10/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we consider the cynicism in paraphrasing, new standard in the latest release of the MLA handbook, legality as it pertains to Mossack Fonseca and the Panama Papers, sexual politics on campus and more...

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Posted on 10 April 2016 | 10:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/26/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reexamine the concentration camp as an institution of the Holocaust, reflect on the values of our "sharing" culture, and much more!

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Posted on 26 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we meditate on Arendt's support for the right of social discrimination, reflect on the meaning of hate, and much more!

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Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Dangers of Cynicism

Jeffrey Jurgens explains how Arendt's treatment of Socrates warns us of the ways in which abridged thinking can beget cynicism.

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Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:30 am