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Hannah Arendt — Among Friends?

Jerome Kohn remembers Hannah Arendt on the 40th anniversary of her death. Posted on 3 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Welcome, Dr. Ulrich von Bulow!

The Hannah Arendt Center is pleased to weclome Dr. Ulrich von Bulow to Bard College! Posted on 2 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 3/8/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how certain curricula in schools today are undermining moral facts, realize that the penalty for leakers of sensitive information varies depending on one's connections, uncover 'discriminatory intent' within and beyond the Ferguson police department, and much more! Posted on 9 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt and Transformation

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 1/18/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we recognize the need for us to resist all kinds of political and religious extremism, reflect on the dangers of artistic license when it comes to distorting historical facts, realize the political and cultural value of local diners, and much more. Posted on 19 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Arendt’s Plurality of Languages

Thomas Wild and Anne Posten discuss how we need to read Hannah Arendt in the plurality of her languages in such a way that their differences illuminate each other if we want to grasp the political and poetic spectrum, legacy, and provocation of her thinking. Posted on 12 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 11/16/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on how one's living environment growing up affects one's future, wonder whether privacy exists in our networked society, realize the exponential decline of innovation, and much more. Posted on 17 November 2014 | 10:30 am

The Reason For Being Is Freedom

Thomas Wild discusses Arendt's conception of freedom as a state of being experienced only in public. Posted on 10 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Amor Mundi 3/30/14

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 3/30/14 Posted on 31 March 2014 | 12:04 pm

The Essay Form

“Like all collections of essays, this book of exercises [is] a sequence of movements which, like in a musical suite, are written in the same or related keys.” – Hannah Arendt, Preface to Between Past and Future, 1961 Hannah Arendt called Between Past and Future her most important book. The essay collection deals with fundamental…Read more The Essay Form Posted on 24 March 2014 | 10:24 am