Physician, author, inventor and consultant Edward de Bono reflects on perception and logic in this week's Thoughts on Thinking.
Posted on 1 April 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 1/26/14
Posted on 28 January 2014 | 12:19 pm
Hannah Arendt and the Redemptive Power of Narrative Selya Benhabib, Social Research, Vol. 57, No. 1, Philosophy and Politics II (spring 1990), pp. 167-196 Selya Benhabib, Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, sees Arendt as affirming the modernist move beyond the nation to universal human rights, while at the same…Read more Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative
Posted on 4 April 2013 | 9:46 am
Jürgen Habermas sees Arendt as usefully placing emphasis on the origin of power as opposed to its means of employment. In contrast to Max Weber, who understands power in terms of particular individuals seeking to realize a fixed goal, she separates power from the telos (end), developing what Habermas calls a theory of power as…Read more Habermas on Arendt’s Conception of Power
Posted on 21 February 2013 | 10:40 am
What is a fact? Few more thorny questions exist. Consider this, from Hannah Arendt’s essay, “Truth and Politics:” But do facts, independent of opinion and interpretation, exist at all? Have not generations of historians and philosophers of history demonstrated the impossibility of ascertaining facts without interpretation, since they must first be picked out of a…Read more What is a Fact?
Posted on 7 December 2012 | 1:23 pm