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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

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! Posted on 22 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 5/24/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the promise of the Class of 2015, relate Arendt's thoughts on Eichmann to a modern mass murderer, and much more. Posted on 25 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 3/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we challenge our colleges to make a safe place for dangerous thinking, reflect on the dangers posed by Salafist Jihad, and much more. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Hannah Arendt and The Narratable Self

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Laurie Naranch discusses how the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero uses Arendt to argue for a narratable self in defense of individual uniqueness. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera

We take another visit to the Hannah Arendt Library at Bard College and find a copy of Publii Virgilii Maronis Opera. Posted on 7 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Hiatus, Discontinuity, and Change

“The end of the old is not necessarily the beginning of the new.” Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind This is a simple enough statement, and yet it masks a profound truth, one that we often overlook out of the very human tendency to seek consistency and connection, to make order out of the…Read more Hiatus, Discontinuity, and Change Posted on 14 April 2014 | 12:10 pm

Amor Mundi Newsletter 7/21/13

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 Newsletter 7/21/13 Posted on 22 July 2013 | 3:06 pm

What is a Fact?

What is a fact? Few more thorny questions exist. Consider this, from Hannah Arendt’s essay, “Truth and Politics:” But do facts, independent of opinion and interpretation, exist at all? Have not generations of historians and philosophers of history demonstrated the impossibility of ascertaining facts without interpretation, since they must first be picked out of a…Read more What is a Fact? Posted on 7 December 2012 | 1:23 pm