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Amor Mundi 1/3/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rise of amateurism in politics, contemplate the complexity of the human brain, and much more! Posted on 3 January 2016 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/20/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the failure of human rights with regards to the refugee crisis, marvel at the width of the political divide, and much more. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Kafka’s Sarcasm and Arendt’s Action

Arendt's description of The Trial in terms of "sarcasm" raises a number of issues about the effect and intended meaning of Kafka's writing. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 10/25/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we follow one family's escape from Syria as they seek asylum elsewhere, remember Sheldon Wolin, and much more! Posted on 25 October 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

Hannah Arendt Library: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate Hannah Arendt's collection of the works of German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling. Posted on 6 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Thinking and Transcendence

Kazue Koishikawa reflects on Arendt's observation that thinking acquires political significance when we think beyond our own limitations. Posted on 29 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 11/16/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how one's living environment growing up affects one's future, wonder whether privacy exists in our networked society, realize the exponential decline of innovation, and much more. Posted on 17 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Video Archives – Racism Lecture Delivered by Robert Bernasconi (2011)

This week, we look back at a lecture Robert Bernasconi delivered in 2011 on racism and Enlightenment thinkers Locke and Kant. Posted on 24 July 2014 | 11:00 am

Arendt on the Declaration of Independence

“Declarations of Independence: Arendt and Derrida on the Problem of Founding a Republic” Bonnie Honig The American Political Science Review, Vol. 85, No. 1 (Mar., 1991), pp. 97-113 Arendt often emphasizes the ramifications of the modern loss of authority for politics. Without faith in traditions or gods, humanity now continually faces the problem of legitimacy…Read more Arendt on the Declaration of Independence Posted on 7 November 2013 | 10:36 am