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
Ernst Cassirer is an oft-neglected thinker in contemporary continental philosophy. He is typically eclipsed by Martin Heidegger, whom he faced in the now famous disputation at Davos, Switzerland in the spring of 1929, which had such a dramatic effect on continental philosophy that the young Emmanuel Levinas, who attended the debate, felt as if he…Read more Ned Curthoys’ Recovery of Arendt’s Intellectual Dialogue with Ernst Cassirer
Posted on 3 January 2013 | 2:30 pm
“It is perfectly true that ‘all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them,’ in the words of Isak Dinesen, who not only was one of the great storytellers of our time but also—and she was nearly unique in this respect—knew what she was doing.” -Hannah…Read more Speaking Through the Words of Others
Posted on 7 May 2012 | 11:10 am