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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

A Meditation on Arendt, Rilke, & Guns

The despair expressed in Rilke's Duino Elegies is an expression of our human world and as such distills the loss we feel from gun violence. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 5/3/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we see the banality of evil in the trial of Oskar Gröning, identify certain dangers of social science research, and much more! Posted on 4 May 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 4/12/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the works of Toni Morrison and Claudia Rankine, identify trauma as a powerful corollary of feminism, and much more! Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:30 am

Amor Mundi 1/25/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder at the emotional intensity of childbirth and what it reveals about the meaningfulness of privacy, appreciate Arendt's ability to think radically, worry about how predictive technologies such as auto-correct may lead us to become personal cliches, and much more. Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Video Archives – Public Discussion with Roger Berkowitz and Bill Jones (2010)

This week in our Video Archives, we take a look back on a public discussion between Bill T. Jones and Roger Berkowitz on the Arendtian notion of thinking. Posted on 14 August 2014 | 10:00 am

Lord Byron on Thinking

Lord Byron comments on the the durability of thought in his Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 18 June 2014 | 11:00 am

Steve Jobs on Thinking

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs Posted on 6 November 2013 | 10:36 am

Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative

Hannah Arendt and the Redemptive Power of Narrative Selya Benhabib, Social Research, Vol. 57, No. 1, Philosophy and Politics II (spring 1990), pp. 167-196 Selya Benhabib, Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, sees Arendt as affirming the modernist move beyond the nation to universal human rights,  while at the same…Read more Hannah Arendt & the Redemptive Power of Narrative Posted on 4 April 2013 | 9:46 am

Arendt & Auden

“And wonder what you’ve missed” – W. H. Auden, as quoted in Hannah Arendt’s The Life of the Mind At the end of the second-to-last chapter of the Thinking section of The Life of the Mind , Hannah Arendt quotes two stanzas from W. H. Auden’s poem As I Walked Out One Evening, the first of…Read more Arendt & Auden Posted on 10 December 2012 | 11:30 am