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Amor Mundi 2/28/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the danger Donald Trump poses to American democracy, honor students' right to free speech, and much more! Posted on 28 February 2016 | 9:00 pm

Pope Francis and Humility Before God

Pope Francis I's posture of humility resembles that of Roncalli, whose confidence as a follower of God Arendt sought to understand. Posted on 4 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Human Life and Politics in Arendt

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

Arendt on Humanity

Kazue Koishikawa challenges us to meditate on how the "political" relates to humanity and to understand why Arendt feels the public realm is diminishing. Posted on 4 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Understanding, Ethics, and Love of the World

A member of our Twitter community shares her personal Arendt library with us and discusses how it helps inspire her own love of the world. Posted on 3 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Story of Reconciliation

Arie Amaya-Akkermans explores the sources of Arendt's indebtedness to storytelling. Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:33 am

Some Thoughts on the Importance of Personality

Action is “the miracle that saves the world from its normal, ‘natural’ ruin.” -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition “I mentioned the quality of being a person as distinguished from being mere human…, and I said that to speak about a moral personality is almost redundancy…In the process of thought in which I actualize the specifically…Read more Some Thoughts on the Importance of Personality Posted on 25 November 2013 | 12:02 pm

Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice

“Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice” Allen Speight, College Literature, Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2011, pp. 115-130 Allen Speight, Director, Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University, argues for Arendt’s place among theorists of narrative such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Talyor, and Paul Ricouer. While he does indicate contemporary questions in both the Anglo-American…Read more Arendt on Narrative Theory and Practice Posted on 21 March 2013 | 11:32 am

A Christian Pope?

The white smoke ushered in a Pope from the New World, but one firmly planted in the old one. Pope Francis I is from Argentina but descended from Italy. According to the Arch-Bishop of Paris, quoted in The New York Times, the Pope was not of the Curia and not part of the Italian system.…Read more A Christian Pope? Posted on 15 March 2013 | 1:50 pm

Ned Curthoys’ Recovery of Arendt’s Intellectual Dialogue with Ernst Cassirer

Ernst Cassirer is an oft-neglected thinker in contemporary continental philosophy. He is typically eclipsed by Martin Heidegger, whom he faced in the now famous disputation at Davos, Switzerland in the spring of 1929, which had such a dramatic effect on continental philosophy that the young Emmanuel Levinas, who attended the debate, felt as if he…Read more Ned Curthoys’ Recovery of Arendt’s Intellectual Dialogue with Ernst Cassirer Posted on 3 January 2013 | 2:30 pm