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Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016

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, July 3rd 2016 Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm

Amor Mundi, June 26th 2016

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, June 26th 2016 Posted on 26 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

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

A Higher Understanding of Freedom

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 25 April 2016 | 8:30 am

Amor Mundi 04/10/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we consider the cynicism in paraphrasing, new standard in the latest release of the MLA handbook, legality as it pertains to Mossack Fonseca and the Panama Papers, sexual politics on campus and more... Posted on 10 April 2016 | 10:00 pm

Leading Students Into the World

The authority of teachers lies, at least in part, in their ability to set aside judging and to present the world as it is to their students. Posted on 10 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Distinctions, Depth, and Memory

By Richard Barrett “We are in danger of forgetting, and such an oblivion—quite apart from the contents themselves that could be lost—would mean that, humanly speaking, we would deprive ourselves of one dimension, the dimension of depth in human existence. For memory and depth are the same, or rather, depth cannot be reached by man…Read more Distinctions, Depth, and Memory Posted on 13 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Busy Nobody

While human natality can make freedom appear and disappear, the busy nobody also has the capacity to block the initiative that would manifest human freedom. Posted on 8 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

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

Amor Mundi 3/29/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how poverty has changed, explore the stories of some of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, and much more! Posted on 30 March 2015 | 10:00 am