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Thinking in and through “Emergency”

Among its accomplishments, Eichmann in Jerusalem reflects on the close relation between language and thinking, especially in moments of emergency. Posted on 28 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Alan Rickman on Storytelling and Considering What’s Possible

Alan Rickman reflects on the human need for storytelling and considering what's possible in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 19 January 2016 | 10:11 pm

Education, Crisis, and Whether We Love the World Enough

Laurie Naranch wonders if education can prepare us to assume responsibility for and help renew the common world. Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/12/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the exceptional place the black church holds in American culture, discuss the importance of encryption, and much more! Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Hannah Arendt and the Ansermet’s Foundations of Music

We appreciate Hannah Arendt's copy of The Foundations of music in human consciousness in this week's Library feature. Posted on 29 May 2015 | 8:48 am

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 5/3/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we see the banality of evil in the trial of Oskar Gröning, identify certain dangers of social science research, and much more! Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:30 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

Aristotle and Arendt

In this week's Library feature, we acknowledge how Aristotle helped shape Arendt's philosophy. Posted on 12 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Experience as an Anchor for Thinking

Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen discusses how the absence of experience leads philosophy and ideology into useless abstractions that ignore the reality of human interactions. Posted on 1 December 2014 | 9:00 am