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…Read more Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016
Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm
Through Hans Teerds' Quote of the Week piece, we examine the potential role of public space through the lens of Arendt's idea of plurality.
Posted on 19 May 2016 | 8:00 pm
Anne Frank reflects on the irrevocable right to have an opinion in this week's Thoughts on Thinking.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 8:00 pm
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
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, pay homage to the writings of Primo Levi, and much more!
Posted on 4 October 2015 | 8:01 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we reexamine the concentration camp as an institution of the Holocaust, reflect on the values of our "sharing" culture, and much more!
Posted on 26 July 2015 | 8:01 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more!
Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 am
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
In this week's Amor Mundi, we appeal to the banality of evil in acknowledging Holocaust Memorial Day, meditate on the importance of privacy, and much more!
Posted on 20 April 2015 | 11:29 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the works of Toni Morrison and Claudia Rankine, identify trauma as a powerful corollary of feminism, and much more!
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:30 am