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Amor Mundi 05/22/16

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In this week's Amor Mundi, we take a look at the persistence of non-facts in an article by Daniel Egber for Five Thirty Eight, take a peek at the relatively unknown, but important Oulipo movement, consider a Digital Humanities and more... Posted on 22 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Enlarged Thought in Arendt and Kant

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Arendt focuses on a particular passage in Kant's Critique of Pure Judgment, taking his idea of "enlarged thought" as an "expanded movement of thinking" that provides space for one to reach a more "general standpoint," rather than simply relying on a broad set of knowledge. Posted on 10 March 2016 | 8:00 pm

Arendt and The Spirit of Laws

We appreciate the annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of Montesquieu's "The Spirit of Laws" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 25 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Feel the Bern: Understanding The Spirit of Political Revolution

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Bernie Sanders' appeal illustrates how widespread the political sentiments that Hannah Arendt identified as the causes of revolution are in both parties. Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Arendt and Trust in Government

We appreciate Arendt's annotations with regards to how trust factors into Locke's Two Treatises of Government in this week's Library feature. Posted on 11 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/31/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we dissect a 1962 pardon request made by Adolf Eichmann, reflect on the Malheur occupation, and much more! Posted on 1 February 2016 | 11:41 am

Arendt and the Intimate Kitchens of the Communist System

We realize the types of affairs conducted in the intimate kitchens of communist systems in this week's Library feature. Posted on 28 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/24/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the democratic role of the U.S. constitution, ask what it means to share the unshareable, and much more! Posted on 24 January 2016 | 9:00 pm

Recognizing Rage and Legitimate Acts of Violence

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Laurie Naranch explains how rage may authorize momentary violence as a legitimate, if for Arendt, antipolitical response to injustice. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

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By Richard Barrett “We are in danger of forgetting, and such an oblivion—quite apart from the contents themselves that could be lost—would mean that, humanly speaking, we would deprive ourselves of one dimension, the dimension of depth in human existence. For memory and depth are the same, or rather, depth cannot be reached by man…Read more Distinctions, Depth, and Memory Posted on 13 December 2015 | 8:00 pm