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Amor Mundi, June 19th 2016

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, June 19th 2016 Posted on 19 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 2/14/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the appeal of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, announce a job opening, and much more! Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

David Bowie on Thinking and Creativity

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David Bowie reflects on how judgment and negative thinking can stifle creativity in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 12 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 10/11/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on snobbery and the end of judgment, celebrate Svetlana Alexievich for receiving the Nobel prize in literature, and much more! Posted on 11 October 2015 | 8:01 pm

Should We Be Humble?

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What we overlook in the shadow of the humble man are the ways in which humility might threaten our most fundamental notions of justice. Posted on 9 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 8/2/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how our wired culture affects our social relationships, seek justice for eight men wrongly imprisoned, and much more! Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Human Life and Politics in Arendt

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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

Critical Thinking, Judgment, and Empathy

Jennie Han discusses how Arendt's and Kant's conceptions of critical thinking help open us up to the rest of the world. Posted on 20 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Dangers of Cynicism

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Jeffrey Jurgens explains how Arendt's treatment of Socrates warns us of the ways in which abridged thinking can beget cynicism. Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 3/8/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how certain curricula in schools today are undermining moral facts, realize that the penalty for leakers of sensitive information varies depending on one's connections, uncover 'discriminatory intent' within and beyond the Ferguson police department, and much more! Posted on 9 March 2015 | 11:30 am