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Amor Mundi – 8/11/13

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 – 8/11/13 Posted on 12 August 2013 | 1:54 pm

Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch

Futility of action = need for permanence— Poetry or body politic Natalität -Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch,  October 1953 (volume 1, p. 61) Arendt’s Thought Diary (Denktagebuch) contains fascinating reflective engagements that span the history of western thought from Plato to Heidegger. The form of the entries is as striking as their content: Arendt employs not only…Read more Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch Posted on 29 July 2013 | 11:59 am

Amor Mundi – 7/7/13

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 – 7/7/13 Posted on 8 July 2013 | 2:55 pm

Amor Mundi 4/7/13

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 4/7/13 Posted on 8 April 2013 | 2:57 pm

Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative

Hannah Arendt and the Redemptive Power of Narrative Selya Benhabib, Social Research, Vol. 57, No. 1, Philosophy and Politics II (spring 1990), pp. 167-196 Selya Benhabib, Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, sees Arendt as affirming the modernist move beyond the nation to universal human rights,  while at the same…Read more Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative Posted on 4 April 2013 | 9:46 am

Amor Mundi 3/24/13

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 3/24/13 Posted on 25 March 2013 | 12:13 pm

Amor Mundi 2/24/13

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 2/24/13 Posted on 24 February 2013 | 8:30 am

Arendt & Antigone

In a short entry in her Denktagebuch from 1956, Arendt offers a gnomic reflection on Antigone: Ad Orff, Antigone: Als sei alles darauf angelegt, uns zum Ertönen zu bringen. Wir aber verschliessen uns, verstummen und klagen nicht. Antigone- die klagende, tönende menschliche Stimme, in der alles offenbar wird. Ad Orff, Antigone: As if all was…Read more Arendt & Antigone Posted on 20 November 2012 | 3:25 pm

“The Origin and Character of Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Judgment” – Jeff Marshall

“The Origin and Character of Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Judgment” David L. Marshall Political Theory 2010 38 (3) 367-393 Drawing chiefly on entries between 1952 and 1957 in Arendt’s recently published Denktagebuch, David Marshall proposes an account of the origin of Arendt’s theory of judgment based on her early readings of Hegel, Aristotle, and Kant.…Read more “The Origin and Character of Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Judgment” – Jeff Marshall Posted on 4 October 2012 | 10:53 am