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Amor Mundi 12/21/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how Ferguson has irrevocably changed the national dialogue on racism, identify the real moral questions surrounding the CIA Torture Report, marvel at the use of "selfies" as a form of protest, and much more. Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 4/14/13

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi 4/14/13 Posted on 15 April 2013 | 10:56 am

Ned Curthoys’ Recovery of Arendt’s Intellectual Dialogue with Ernst Cassirer

Ernst Cassirer is an oft-neglected thinker in contemporary continental philosophy. He is typically eclipsed by Martin Heidegger, whom he faced in the now famous disputation at Davos, Switzerland in the spring of 1929, which had such a dramatic effect on continental philosophy that the young Emmanuel Levinas, who attended the debate, felt as if he…Read more Ned Curthoys’ Recovery of Arendt’s Intellectual Dialogue with Ernst Cassirer Posted on 3 January 2013 | 2:30 pm

War and Memory in Lebanon

Cultural memory is a concept – albeit in vogue always in periods of amnesia – that is deeply intertwined with identity. The link between the two is something as simple as what Agnes Heller observed in 2001: “Without shared cultural memory there is no identity”. She says elsewhere in “Cultural Memory, Identity and Civil Society”:…Read more War and Memory in Lebanon Posted on 15 May 2012 | 1:32 pm

The Correspondance of Hannah Arendt & Eric Voegelin

It is well known that Eric Voegelin reviewed Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism in The Review of Politics. Arendt responded and she and Voegelin had a lifelong correspondence. They respected each other’s work, even when they disagreed. Arendt contributed to a Festschrift for Voegelin’s 60th birthday. Voegelin invited Arendt to speak at his institute…Read more The Correspondance of Hannah Arendt & Eric Voegelin Posted on 13 April 2012 | 8:43 pm