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Amor Mundi 11/8/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore a culture of 'vindictive protectiveness' at Yale, reflect on the democratic utility of libraries, and much more! Posted on 8 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Kafka’s Sarcasm and Arendt’s Action

Arendt's description of The Trial in terms of "sarcasm" raises a number of issues about the effect and intended meaning of Kafka's writing. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/19/15

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

Monument To War

In The Human Condition, Arendt at one point discusses a type of monument, that complicates the process of creating historical memory through a common world. Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/3/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we see the banality of evil in the trial of Oskar Gröning, identify certain dangers of social science research, and much more! Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Archimedes and the Anthropocene

Jeffrey Champlin discusses how Arendt's use of the "Archimedean point" in Chapter 5 of The Human Condition helps us understand the Anthropocene. Posted on 27 April 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 1/11/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we discuss several different observers' reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, meditate on the use of satire as a form of political commentary, reflect on the legacy of Ferguson, and much more. Posted on 12 January 2015 | 11:30 am

To Transform the Human Species

Jeffrey Champlin investigates Arendt's claim that the racist Nazi government and Soviet communist government both followed a deeper underlying idea. Posted on 5 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 11/9/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we speculate about the future of privacy in the Internet of Things, celebrate moments enjoyed in solitude, refuse to accept the biggest financial cover-up in history, and much more! Posted on 10 November 2014 | 10:30 am

The Weakening of Power Through Violence

Jeffrey Champlin reflects on Arendt's understanding of violence and the origins of power. Posted on 3 November 2014 | 9:00 am