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Amor Mundi: September 11th, 2016

Victims of ConscienceDr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, published the following open letter to students. “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears this young scholar felt offended…Read more Amor Mundi: September 11th, 2016 Posted on 11 September 2016 | 1:43 am

Amor Mundi 05/08/16

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 8 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 3/20/16

In today's Amor Mundi, we consider Trump's banality, discover how comics affected Ta-Nehisi Coates' writing, get a sneak peek of some of the Fall Conference content in Roger's piece "Real Talk," also featured on Medium, and more... Posted on 20 March 2016 | 9:30 pm

Theodor W. Adorno on the Meaning of Thinking

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German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno reflects on what it means to think anymore in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 22 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Arendt and Breaking with Tradition

Kate Bermingham shares her love of Arendt's ability to both love and break from political theory tradition in this week's Library feature. Posted on 17 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and the Links of a Thinker

Christo Datso shares an image of his personal Arendt library that attempts to convey how every thinker, including Arendt, comes into connection with others. Posted on 12 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Video Archives – “The Destiny of Freedom” Lecture by Philippe Nonet (2012)

In this week's Video Archives, we look back to Philippe Nonet's 2012 lecture at Bard College, "The Destiny of Freedom: From Kant to Heidegger." Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:24 am

Amor Mundi 6/8/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder what Obama's success in securing the release of Bergdahl means for the power of the American presidency, reveal the double-edged quality of big data in the workplace, and identify another side of privacy on the web. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 2:00 pm

Arendt on Thinking with Kant and Kafka

HAC Associate Fellow Jeffrey Champlin discusses Arendt's conception of thinking as dually meaningful, implying either timeless human faculty or immersed reflection that is capable of change. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 11:42 am

Amor Mundi 5/18/14

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…Read more Amor Mundi 5/18/14 Posted on 19 May 2014 | 11:59 am