Arendt’s "The Human Condition" forces us to ask the question: What does it means to be at home in the world?
Posted on 27 December 2015 | 8:00 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we explore some of the questions raised by Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," reflect on our modern information economy, and much more!
Posted on 19 July 2015 | 8:01 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how solitude can provide our inner voices with room to flourish, and much more!
Posted on 16 March 2015 | 11:30 am
‘This child, this in-between to which the lovers are now related and which they hold in common, is representative of the world in that it also separates them; it is an indication that they will insert a new world into the existing world.’ -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition What can we know about Arendtian action? In…Read more Arendtian Action
Posted on 3 March 2014 | 10:34 am
In an era defined by pervasive mass mediation, what role might intimacy—a relation of closeness and familiarity with another person—play in the realm of politics? Most of us are familiar with the town hall meetings, living-room campaign events, and other highly publicized yet simultaneously face-to-face interactions that now play a prominent role in this country’s…Read more The Politics of Intimacy
Posted on 26 February 2013 | 2:45 pm
“We are wont to see friendship solely as a phenomenon of intimacy in which the friends open their hearts to each other unmolested by the world and its demands…Thus it is hard for us to understand the political relevance of friendship…But for the Greeks the essence of friendship consisted in discourse…The converse (in contrast to…Read more Remembrance and Gratitude
Posted on 17 December 2012 | 12:38 pm
“What in thinking only occasionally and quasi-metaphorically happens, to retreat from the world of appearances, takes place in aging and dying as an appearance… in this sense thinking is an anticipation of dying (ceasing, ‘to cease to be among men’) just as action in the sense of ‘to make a beginning’ is a repetition of…Read more The Intimate World
Posted on 23 July 2012 | 11:30 am