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Studying the History of Political Theory with Hannah Arendt

Arendt never gave an account of her methodology in political theory, but in her notes, we see her offering a way to engage the world of political thinking. Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Are We One of Them?

In an essay in the Wall Street Journal, Frans de Waal—C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University—offers a fascinating review of recent scientific studies that upend long-held expectations about the intelligence of animals. De Waal rehearses a catalogue of fantastic studies in which animals do things that scientists have long thought they…Read more Are We One of Them? Posted on 29 March 2013 | 12:55 pm

Nihilism and Globalization

What a week it has been in the world of corporate criminality and governmental spinelessness! On Monday, the British Bank HSBC agreed to pay a fine for $1.92 billion for repeated and systematic violations of two U.S. laws to prevent money laundering. The bank transferred hundreds of billions of dollars for its clients, likely enabling…Read more Nihilism and Globalization Posted on 14 December 2012 | 4:07 pm