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Norbert Lechner and the Uses of Arendt in Argentina

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It is no coincidence that Arendt’s reading in Argentina is associated originally with the thinking of political scientist Norbert Lechner. Posted on 18 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 9/13/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the state of fear in contemporary America, explore the true societal impact of colleges, and much more! Posted on 13 September 2015 | 8:01 pm

Architecture: Human Intervention of the Earth

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Hans Teerds reflects on how we understand architecture as a political concern and, by extension, understand Karl Jaspers' spatial approach to thinking. Posted on 11 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 2/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the rules of the modern political correctness movement, reflect on the state of anti-rape activities on college campuses, revisit our understanding of affluence in America, and much more. Posted on 2 February 2015 | 11:30 am

Thinking in School

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Nicholas Tampio discusses the dangers of the Common Core program and appeals to Arendt's concept of natality as a way to help education once again teach students how to think for themselves. Posted on 19 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Peter Beinart Presents ‘The Crisis of Zionism’ (2012)

In this week's Video Archives, we remember a 2012 presentation by Peter Beinart on his book "The Crisis of Zionism." Posted on 11 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Public Discussion with Roger Berkowitz and Bill Jones (2010)

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This week in our Video Archives, we take a look back on a public discussion between Bill T. Jones and Roger Berkowitz on the Arendtian notion of thinking. Posted on 14 August 2014 | 10:00 am

Video Archives – Lunchtime Talk with Robert Pogue Harrison (2011)

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In this week's Video Archive, we look back at our 2011 Lunchtime Talk with Professor Robert Pogue Harrison on the surprising pervasiveness of thought in our lives. Posted on 10 July 2014 | 11:34 am

Demanding Thinking of Everybody

“Thinking in its non-cognitive, non-specialized sense as a natural need of human life, the actualization of the difference given in consciousness, is not a prerogative of the few but an everpresent faculty of everybody; by the same token, inability to think is not the “prerogative” of those many who lack brain power but the everpresent…Read more Demanding Thinking of Everybody Posted on 5 May 2014 | 9:03 pm

Forgiving Falling Stars

“Even if all criticism of Plato is right, Plato may still be better company than his critics.  At any rate, we may remember what the Romans…thought a cultivated person ought to be: one who knows how to choose his company among men, among things, among thoughts, in the present as well as in the past.”…Read more Forgiving Falling Stars Posted on 27 January 2014 | 12:54 pm