News


Search News:



Recent News

Hannah Arendt, Social Constructs, and Seeing the World

Rukaya Al Zayani has shared several images with us of her personal Arendt library and explained how Arendt has influenced her view of the world. Posted on 18 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the real issues behind the ongoing student protests, examine the role of race in Oscar Pitorius' trial, and much more! Posted on 29 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

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

Amor Mundi 9/6/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we use the recently Ashley Madison hack to reflect on privacy, advocate for the rights of adjunct faculty, and much more! Posted on 6 September 2015 | 8:01 pm

Monument To War

monument
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 7/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the fate of the modern novel, wonder whether automation is about to replace human labor, and much more! Posted on 5 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Arendt on Humanity’s Cosmic Awareness

cars_aerial_view
Jeffrey Champlin explores Arendt's writings on humanity and the models of self-awareness it commonly uses to understand its earthly existence. Posted on 13 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Arendt on Thinking with Kant and Kafka

HAC Associate Fellow Jeffrey Champlin discusses Arendt's conception of thinking as dually meaningful, implying either timeless human faculty or immersed reflection that is capable of change. Posted on 9 June 2014 | 11:42 am

The Essay Form

“Like all collections of essays, this book of exercises [is] a sequence of movements which, like in a musical suite, are written in the same or related keys.” – Hannah Arendt, Preface to Between Past and Future, 1961 Hannah Arendt called Between Past and Future her most important book. The essay collection deals with fundamental…Read more The Essay Form Posted on 24 March 2014 | 10:24 am

Irving Howe on Hannah Arendt

The American writer and founder of Dissent magazine Irving Howe wrote many of the best accounts of the controversy over Arendt’s publication of Eichmann in Jerusalem. As the controversy swells yet again in the wake of the new movie “Hannah Arendt,” Dissent thankfully republishes an excerpt of Howe’s testamentary writing about Arendt. My first encounter…Read more Irving Howe on Hannah Arendt Posted on 10 June 2013 | 10:57 am