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Amor Mundi 12/27/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, explore the dangers inherent in unmasking, and much more! Posted on 27 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 11/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on Arendt's understanding of evil and good in wake of the Paris attacks, scrutinize farmers markets, and much more! Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

William James on the True, the Right, and the Expedient

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William James reflects on the true and the right as expedients in the way of our thinking in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 10 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Sigmund Freud on the Experimental Nature of Thought

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Sigmund Freud reflects reflects on the experimental and methodical nature of thought in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 3 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

To Be at Home in the Desert

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Being at home in a desert-like landscape brings the danger to lose any real contact with the world and its (other) inhabitants. Posted on 25 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Ester Buchholz on the Solitude of Thinking

“Solitude – La Dame des Sables.” Photo by Tiquetonne.
Ester Buchholz reflects on the value of solitude with respect to coming up with our own answers in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 13 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/3/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we see the banality of evil in the trial of Oskar Gröning, identify certain dangers of social science research, and much more! Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt, Matisse, and Stripping Away the Face

Anne O'Byrne discusses Arendt's reaction to a Matisse exhibition and what "stripping away the face" means for our humanness. Posted on 22 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Did Eichmann Think?

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Roger Berkowitz discusses Bettina Stangneth's book "Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer" and argues that Arendt's report on the banality of evil has withstood the test of time, history, and countless critiques. Posted on 7 September 2014 | 8:47 am

Amor Mundi 12/22/13

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…Read more Amor Mundi 12/22/13 Posted on 23 December 2013 | 9:43 am