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Amor Mundi, July 3rd 2016

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, July 3rd 2016 Posted on 3 July 2016 | 3:00 pm

‘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

Enlarged Thought in Arendt and Kant

Arendt focuses on a particular passage in Kant's Critique of Pure Judgment, taking his idea of "enlarged thought" as an "expanded movement of thinking" that provides space for one to reach a more "general standpoint," rather than simply relying on a broad set of knowledge. Posted on 10 March 2016 | 8:00 pm

John Kenneth Galbraith on the Labor of Thought

John Kenneth Galbraith makes a case for critical thinking in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 2 March 2016 | 9:00 am

Marshall McLuhan on Critical Vision and the Automatic

Marshall McLuhan comments on the power of critical thinking against automatic movement in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 23 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Horace on Thinking and Living Life to Its Fullest

Horace reflects on how we can all live life to its fullest in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 26 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/24/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the democratic role of the U.S. constitution, ask what it means to share the unshareable, and much more! Posted on 24 January 2016 | 9:00 pm

Action and Interaction

Action and interaction both relate to the public space, but where and how they occur in the world differs significantly. Posted on 24 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

David Bowie on Thinking and Creativity

David Bowie reflects on how judgment and negative thinking can stifle creativity in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 12 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/10/16

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how life pressures us to remember some pasts over others, check in on the state of American rage, and much more! Posted on 10 January 2016 | 8:01 pm