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Japan’s Collective Self-Defense: On Arendt, Sovereignty, and Peace

To identify freedom with free will has brought the “most dangerous consequence,” for it allows us to claim freedom at the price of all others' sovereignty. Posted on 17 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Architecture: Human Intervention of the Earth

Hans Teerds reflects on how we understand architecture as a political concern and, by extension, understand Karl Jaspers' spatial approach to thinking. Posted on 11 May 2015 | 10:00 am

The Dangers of Cynicism

Jeffrey Jurgens explains how Arendt's treatment of Socrates warns us of the ways in which abridged thinking can beget cynicism. Posted on 30 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Hannah Arendt and The Narratable Self

Laurie Naranch discusses how the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero uses Arendt to argue for a narratable self in defense of individual uniqueness. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Arendt, Nietzsche, and Power

In this week's Library feature, we appreciate two passages on Nietzsche that Arendt found worthy of annotation. Posted on 5 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 11/16/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how one's living environment growing up affects one's future, wonder whether privacy exists in our networked society, realize the exponential decline of innovation, and much more. Posted on 17 November 2014 | 10:30 am

Amor Mundi 10/5/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore novelist Marilynne Robinson's observation that fear dominates the contemporary human condition, value the recognition of the "now" as made manifest in Richard McGuire's "Here", reflect on academics' deficiency when it comes to writing, and much more! Posted on 6 October 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 9/21/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we appreciate the meaning of artistic talent to our physical and mental health, seek to understand Martin Heidegger's atypical and metaphysical Nazism, revel at the joy that is revision, and much more. Posted on 22 September 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 9/7/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we examine Bettina Stangneth's treatment of Adolf Eichmann, appreciate the moment of discovery when seeking to learn a foreign language, appreciate Zephyr Teachout's research into the national legacy of corruption in American politics, and much more. Posted on 8 September 2014 | 11:30 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