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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

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! Posted on 19 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Lao-Tze on How Thoughts Translate into Destiny

Lao-Tze traces how thoughts translate into an individual's destiny in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 14 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Destiny and Democracy

Ian Storey invokes two pieces by E. B. White to speculate on the United States fear for the world it must confront today. Posted on 6 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Is America Coming Apart?

Roger Berkowitz discusses American exceptionalism and its decline as evinced in Charles Murray's "Coming Apart". Posted on 21 September 2014 | 9:25 am

Amor Mundi 6/8/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder what Obama's success in securing the release of Bergdahl means for the power of the American presidency, reveal the double-edged quality of big data in the workplace, and identify another side of privacy on the web. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 2:00 pm

Arendt and a “Special Jewish Destiny”

anu Samnotra discusses how Arendt's understanding of fate and destiny, particularly how these concepts related to Jewish political life during the mid-twentieth century, helped shape her theories of philosophy and political theory. Posted on 2 June 2014 | 10:32 am

Geography is not Destiny

How are we to explain the formation and collapse of the world’s great empires in the sweep of human history? And what might the fates of past civilizations suggest about the global political scene in the present and future? Such questions are the focus of Robert D. Kaplan’s recent book, The Revenge of Geography (2012),…Read more Geography is not Destiny Posted on 5 February 2013 | 2:37 pm

The Destiny of Freedom from Kant to Heidegger

The modern era is the age of the enlightenment, in which man throws off the shackles of religion and tradition and stands on his own feet. And yet it hardly seems as if we are living in the age of freedom. In an age of mass bureaucracy and scientific determinism, we are more wont to…Read more The Destiny of Freedom from Kant to Heidegger Posted on 9 November 2012 | 12:27 pm