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Amor Mundi: September 11th, 2016

Victims of ConscienceDr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, published the following open letter to students. “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears this young scholar felt offended…Read more Amor Mundi: September 11th, 2016 Posted on 11 September 2016 | 1:43 am

Plurality

Through Hans Teerds' Quote of the Week piece, we examine the potential role of public space through the lens of Arendt's idea of plurality. Posted on 9 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Education Without Authority?

Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.” Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am

Thinking What We Are Doing in the Condition of Plurality

Central to Arendt’s call for us to “think what we are doing” is for us to think about politics as occurring under the condition of plurality. But we often lack a language appropriate to think in these terms. Posted on 4 April 2016 | 8:45 am

The Delusion of the Omnipotence

It is worth analysing the different forms of violence and asking why and how they transgress various boundaries to approach omnipotence Posted on 3 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and the Links of a Thinker

Christo Datso shares an image of his personal Arendt library that attempts to convey how every thinker, including Arendt, comes into connection with others. Posted on 12 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Norbert Lechner and the Uses of Arendt in Argentina

It is no coincidence that Arendt’s reading in Argentina is associated originally with the thinking of political scientist Norbert Lechner. Posted on 18 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Even in Solitude There Are Always Two

We live our whole lives in plurality--either in public, in private, or in solitude--but even even in solitude, there are always two sides in dialogue. Posted on 6 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Dismantling the Ivory Tower of Thinking

Anabella Di Pego discusses Hannah Arendt's call to a mode of thinking that leaves behind the notion of the ivory tower at the end of "The Human Condition". Posted on 14 June 2015 | 11:00 pm

Critical Thinking, Judgment, and Empathy

Jennie Han discusses how Arendt's and Kant's conceptions of critical thinking help open us up to the rest of the world. Posted on 20 April 2015 | 10:00 am