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Education Without Authority?

Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.”

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Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am

A Home Away From Home

Jennie Han explores the concept of “home” with respect to our discussions of the ongoing student protests on American college campuses.

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Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rhetoric used by student protests, explore the question of the United States accepting Syrian refugees, and more!

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Posted on 22 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

On the Justice of Institutions and of Persons: Impartiality and Dependency in Martha Nussbaum and Hannah Arendt

Arendt scarcely addressed distributive justice, but her reasoning could augment that of Martha Nussbaum, who criticized the liberal model of John Rawls.

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Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Beyond Forgiveness

Samantha Hill examines the act of forgiveness and asks whether we can embrace this principle with respect to someone like Dylann Roof.

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Posted on 28 June 2015 | 8:00 pm