How To Kill Innocent PeopleTalking about his recent book Black Earth, Timothy Snyder lays out what he does and does not owe to Hannah Arendt. “The entire book owes a lot to Hannah Arendt. Everyone who works on these subjects engages with Arendt in a way or another. I do it by taking her ideas…Read more Amor Mundi: September 18th, 2016
Posted on 18 September 2016 | 9:31 am
It is worth analysing the different forms of violence and asking why and how they transgress various boundaries to approach omnipotence
Posted on 3 January 2016 | 8:00 pm
In our Amor Mundi, we explore how Title IX can endanger intellectual freedom on college campuses, meditate on our obsession with pictures, and much more!
Posted on 31 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the implications of a new French surveillance law, consider the infantalization of college students, and much more!
Posted on 11 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reevaluate our basic understanding of liberty, reflect on whether economic inequality undermines democracy, realize the blame of the Bush-Cheney White House in allowing torture to flourish in the CIA, and much more.
Posted on 5 January 2015 | 11:30 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on our reactions to the recent killing of American police officers, meditate on Pope Francis' critique of the Church leadership, identify a separation between civilian and military life as a predominant characteristic in today's war literature, and much more.
Posted on 29 December 2014 | 11:30 am
In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the continuing relevance of humanities in the university system, identify the emptiness and fear that motivates modern-day antisemitism and Islamophobia, reflect on the world that allowed the ISIS militant group to emerge, and much more.
Posted on 25 August 2014 | 11:30 am
Arie Amaya-Akkermans explores the sources of Arendt's indebtedness to storytelling.
Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:33 am
“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
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 – 10/13/13
Posted on 14 October 2013 | 10:27 am