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Human Life and Politics in Arendt

Arendt's regard for storytelling reveals a difference between meaning and purpose, which in turn yields an important element of political and human life. Posted on 21 June 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 6/7/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the Senate's passage of the USA Freedom Act, remember our appreciation for imaginative thinking, and much more. Posted on 7 June 2015 | 11:01 pm

Amor Mundi 4/19/15

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

Critical Thinking, Judgment, and Empathy

Jennie Han discusses how Arendt's and Kant's conceptions of critical thinking help open us up to the rest of the world. Posted on 20 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 4/12/15

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

Amor Mundi 4/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we meditate on Arendt's support for the right of social discrimination, reflect on the meaning of hate, and much more! Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 3/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder whether humans will eventually be replaced by more efficient machines, appeal to Karl Ove Knausgaard in our attempts to understand a uniquely American form of poverty, appreciate Peter Railton's efforts to open up a broader discussion on depression, and much more. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:00 am

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 5/4/14

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…Read more Amor Mundi 5/4/14 Posted on 5 May 2014 | 11:54 am

Thinking and Moral Considerations

“There exists in our society widespread fear of judging…[B]ehind the unwillingness to judge lurks the suspicion that no one is a free agent, and hence doubt that anyone is responsible or could be expected to answer for what he has done…Who has ever maintained that by judging a wrong I presuppose that I myself would…Read more Thinking and Moral Considerations Posted on 9 December 2013 | 1:01 pm