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Please Support the HAC with a Year-End Contribution!

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Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Center or renewing your membership this holiday season. Posted on 14 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 10/11/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on snobbery and the end of judgment, celebrate Svetlana Alexievich for receiving the Nobel prize in literature, and much more! Posted on 11 October 2015 | 8:01 pm

Anwar el-Sadat on Changing Reality and Making Progress

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Former Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat offers his comments on how one can change reality and make progress in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 6 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and The Phenomenon of Life

We appreciate several annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of Hans Jonas's "The Phenomenon of Life" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 6/14/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on diversity of thought in the age of social media, explore the meanings and elements of computer code, and much more! Posted on 14 June 2015 | 11:01 pm

Amor Mundi 5/24/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the promise of the Class of 2015, relate Arendt's thoughts on Eichmann to a modern mass murderer, and much more. Posted on 25 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Arendt on Humanity

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Kazue Koishikawa challenges us to meditate on how the "political" relates to humanity and to understand why Arendt feels the public realm is diminishing. Posted on 4 May 2015 | 10:00 am

Arendt and Transformation

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Thomas Wild discusses how the transformation of thinking and acting into works of art permeates Arendt's understanding of the world conceived by humankind. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 3/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder whether humans will eventually be replaced by more efficient machines, appeal to Karl Ove Knausgaard in our attempts to understand a uniquely American form of poverty, appreciate Peter Railton's efforts to open up a broader discussion on depression, and much more. Posted on 2 March 2015 | 10:00 am

Hannah Arendt and the Political Dangers of Emotion

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Johannes Lang explores the moral and political consequences of emotion entering into the public sphere. Posted on 23 February 2015 | 10:00 am