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Amor Mundi, July 3rd 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, July 3rd 2016 Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm

Amor Mundi, June 26th 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 26th 2016 Posted on 26 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

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

Possibility and Despair: How the EU Migrant Crisis is Disaggregating the Human Condition

Observing the reactions of European countries to the ongoing migrant crisis is cause for feelings of possibility followed by despair. Posted on 20 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/26/14

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 1/26/14 Posted on 28 January 2014 | 12:19 pm

Arendt on Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Sensus communis as a foundation for men as political beings: Arendt’s reading of Kant’s Critique of Judgment Annelies Degryse Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Philosophy Social Criticism 2011 37(3): 345 Arendt’s late reading of Kant proposes a connection between aesthetics and politics that, among other innovations, offers a new way to think about judgment through a…Read more Arendt on Kant’s Critique of Judgment Posted on 2 July 2013 | 2:53 pm

Surreal Library

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Nihilism and Globalization

What a week it has been in the world of corporate criminality and governmental spinelessness! On Monday, the British Bank HSBC agreed to pay a fine for $1.92 billion for repeated and systematic violations of two U.S. laws to prevent money laundering. The bank transferred hundreds of billions of dollars for its clients, likely enabling…Read more Nihilism and Globalization Posted on 14 December 2012 | 4:07 pm

Chained Library

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England . (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.) Posted on 30 August 2012 | 11:58 am

Maikel Nabil and Peaceful Resistance

What if the meaning of peaceful resistance had to be revisited for the 21st century? Where would you turn to then? Though examples of civil disobedience, conscientious objectors and peaceful protests are by no means rare nowadays, it is necessary to turn to extraordinary events of the kind that attach new meanings to historical circumstances;…Read more Maikel Nabil and Peaceful Resistance Posted on 29 February 2012 | 1:35 pm