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Studying the History of Political Theory with Hannah Arendt

Arendt never gave an account of her methodology in political theory, but in her notes, we see her offering a way to engage the world of political thinking. Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

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

Madame Swetchine on the Garlands of Our Thoughts

Madame Swetchine draws a metaphor between thinking and nature in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 1 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Peter Drucker on Asking the Wrong Questions

Peter Drucker offers his views on asking the wrong questions in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 29 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the fate of the modern novel, wonder whether automation is about to replace human labor, and much more! Posted on 5 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

The Courage to Be: Jeanne van Heeswijk

Bethany Zulick, a HAC student fellow, recounts Jeanne van Heeswijk's lecture for our spring 2015 "Courage to Be" dinner/speaker series. Posted on 14 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Hegel’s Thoughts on Thinking: Generalization and Ideas

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel reflects on the connection between ideas and generalization in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 15 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Hannah Arendt Library: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate Hannah Arendt's collection of the works of German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling. Posted on 6 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Howard Zinn on Thinking

American historian, author, playwright, and social activist Howard Zinn provides this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 4 March 2015 | 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