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‘Burlesque Philosophy,’ or ‘Stupid Thoughtfulness’

Post-Doc Fellow Samantha Hill reflects on dialogue between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy addressing the dogmatization of ignorance within a growing culture of doubt and "feebleminded thoughtfulness." Posted on 2 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt — Among Friends?

Jerome Kohn remembers Hannah Arendt on the 40th anniversary of her death. Posted on 3 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Chinese President Visits the United States – Where are the Arendtians?

The People’s Republic of China is fertile territory for Arendt scholars. But, as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the U.S. this week, where are they? Posted on 21 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

The Hannah Arendt Collection: A History

In this week's Library feature, we felt it important to dedicate a post that relates the history of the Hannah Arendt Collection. Posted on 16 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

Arendt in Translation

We share a photograph of a Twitter follower's personal library that includes different translations of many of Hannah Arendt's works. Posted on 8 May 2015 | 10:00 am

The Art of Arendt

In our Library feature, we appreciate Arendt's deep love of art. Posted on 14 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Skeptical, Dispassionate and Free

This post was originally published on December 2, 2011. Eight years ago this week, Michael Ignatieff accepted the Hannah Arendt Prize in Bremen. Ignatieff’s acceptance speech spoke of Hannah Arendt as an example, as an intellectual whose work and persona had inspired and guided him on his own course. As is appropriate, he praises Arendt and…Read more Skeptical, Dispassionate and Free Posted on 20 December 2013 | 2:28 pm

Amor Mundi 11/24/13

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 11/24/13 Posted on 25 November 2013 | 3:26 pm

Amor Mundi 11/17/13

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 11/17/13 Posted on 18 November 2013 | 3:11 pm

One Against All

This Quote of the Week was originally published on September 3, 2012. It can be dangerous to tell the truth: “There will always be One against All, one person against all others. [This is so] not because One is terribly wise and All are terribly foolish, but because the process of thinking and researching, which…Read more One Against All Posted on 18 November 2013 | 12:52 pm