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‘Burlesque Philosophy,’ or ‘Stupid Thoughtfulness’

Post-Doc Fellow Samantha Hill reflects on dialogue between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy addressing the dogmatization of ignorance within a growing culture of doubt and "feebleminded thoughtfulness." Posted on 2 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Understanding Religion and Its Influence on the State

We come across a collection of books in Arendt's library that exemplifies her interest in trying to understand religion and its political influence. Posted on 23 July 2015 | 7:58 pm

Amor Mundi 6/21/15

In our Amor Mundi, we identify the recent church shooting in Charleston as a speakable act, reflect on the Pope's views about climate change, and much more. Posted on 21 June 2015 | 8:01 pm

The Dystopia of Knowledge

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Jennifer M. Hudson uses Arendt and David Eggers' The Circle to understand man's quest to free himself from nature and to infinitely expand his knowledge. Posted on 24 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

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

Amor Mundi 3/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how solitude can provide our inner voices with room to flourish, and much more! Posted on 16 March 2015 | 11:30 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

Bertrand Russell on Thinking

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Bertrand Russell provides this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 14 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Thinking and Transcendence

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Kazue Koishikawa reflects on Arendt's observation that thinking acquires political significance when we think beyond our own limitations. Posted on 29 December 2014 | 10:00 am

Aristotle and Arendt

In this week's Library feature, we acknowledge how Aristotle helped shape Arendt's philosophy. Posted on 12 December 2014 | 10:00 am