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Amor Mundi 06/05/16

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 06/05/16 Posted on 5 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 7/12/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the exceptional place the black church holds in American culture, discuss the importance of encryption, and much more! Posted on 12 July 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 5/17/15

In our Amor Mundi, we meditate on death and the ephemeral nature of the body, investigate the inhuman nature of humanities conferences, and much more! Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:30 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

Amor Mundi 12/28/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on our reactions to the recent killing of American police officers, meditate on Pope Francis' critique of the Church leadership, identify a separation between civilian and military life as a predominant characteristic in today's war literature, and much more. Posted on 29 December 2014 | 11:30 am

Destiny and Democracy

Ian Storey invokes two pieces by E. B. White to speculate on the United States fear for the world it must confront today. Posted on 6 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 8/24/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the continuing relevance of humanities in the university system, identify the emptiness and fear that motivates modern-day antisemitism and Islamophobia, reflect on the world that allowed the ISIS militant group to emerge, and much more. Posted on 25 August 2014 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 7/27/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explain the problem of American education using Campbell's law, marvel at the expansiveness of the U.S. prison system, and rethink the tradition and history of Ivy League schools. Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/4/14

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 5/4/14 Posted on 5 May 2014 | 11:54 am

Heidegger, Being Human, and Antisemitism

This week in The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman writes about the recent scandal over Heidegger’s antisemitism and reports on the recent discussion at the Goethe Institute between myself; Babette Babich, Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University; and Peter Trawny, director of the Martin Heidegger Institute at the University of Wuppertal. Trawny has just edited three…Read more Heidegger, Being Human, and Antisemitism Posted on 3 May 2014 | 10:35 am