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Amor Mundi 3/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how solitude can provide our inner voices with room to flourish, and much more! Posted on 16 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 2/9/14

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi 2/9/14 Posted on 10 February 2014 | 11:54 am

Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics

Mary Dietz, “Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics” In: Hannah Arendt: Critical Essays (Albany: SUNY Press, 1994) 231-260.   Dietz begins by recalling that in the 1970s and 80s, feminist critics Adrienne Rich and Mary O’Brien attacked Arendt as a great political thinker who, as female, was all the more culpable for strengthening traditional gender differences…Read more Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics Posted on 6 August 2013 | 10:34 am

The New Materialism: From ‘Why’ and ‘What’ to ‘How.’

“The shift from the ‘why’ and ‘what’ to the ‘how’ implies that the actual objects of knowledge can no longer be things or eternal motions but must be processes, and that the object of science is no longer nature or the universe but the history, the story of the coming into being, of nature or…Read more The New Materialism: From ‘Why’ and ‘What’ to ‘How.’ Posted on 8 April 2013 | 11:03 am

Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice

“Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice” Allen Speight, College Literature, Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2011, pp. 115-130 Allen Speight, Director, Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University, argues for Arendt’s place among theorists of narrative such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Talyor, and Paul Ricouer. While he does indicate contemporary questions in both the Anglo-American…Read more Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice Posted on 21 March 2013 | 11:32 am

Talking through the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Prison

As a regular faculty member for the Bard Prison Initiative, I can attest that one of the most appealing aspects of working with incarcerated students is their wide-ranging curiosity and perceptiveness. The men I know are eager to discuss topics that both deepen and expand the content of their classes, and they are quick to…Read more Talking through the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Prison Posted on 11 December 2012 | 10:17 am