In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more!
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am
American linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf reflects on the manner in which language shapes our thinking in this week's Thoughts on Thinking.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 10:00 am
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 4/6/14
Posted on 7 April 2014 | 10:03 am
“Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. One cannot change this all in a moment, but one can at least change one’s own habits, and from time to time one can even, if one jeers loudly enough, send some worn-out and…Read more Of Ceilings and Binders: The Case for Satire
Posted on 21 October 2013 | 11:14 am
“Heidegger is wrong: man is not “thrown” “in the world;” if we are thrown, then – no differently from animals – onto the earth. Man is precisely guided, not thrown, precisely for that reason his continuity arises and the way he belongs appears. Poor us, if we are thrown into the world!” “Heidegger hat unrecht:…Read more Guided Into the World
Posted on 4 February 2013 | 11:50 am