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Amor Mundi 1/25/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder at the emotional intensity of childbirth and what it reveals about the meaningfulness of privacy, appreciate Arendt's ability to think radically, worry about how predictive technologies such as auto-correct may lead us to become personal cliches, and much more.

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Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Video Archives: Lunchtime Talk with Ursula Ludz (2010)

This week, we look back on a 2010 Lunchtime Talk with Ursula Ludz, a former visiting scholar of the Hannah Arendt Center.

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Posted on 6 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Amor Mundi 6/1/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we remember Maya Angelou, honor a forgotten Solidarity union movement leader, and recognize the promise of Wikipedia for digital democracy.

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Posted on 2 June 2014 | 11:53 am

Amor Mundi 4/27/14

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 4/27/14

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Posted on 28 April 2014 | 12:01 pm

Reading With Your Computer

Franco Moretti is a literature professor, and founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, who believes in something called “computational criticism,” that is, the ability of computers to aid in the understanding of literature. Joshua Rothman’s recent profile of Moretti has provoked a lot of response, most of it defending traditional literary criticism from the digital…Read more Reading With Your Computer

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Posted on 2 April 2014 | 12:16 pm