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The Delusion of the Omnipotence

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It is worth analysing the different forms of violence and asking why and how they transgress various boundaries to approach omnipotence Posted on 3 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/20/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on the failure of human rights with regards to the refugee crisis, marvel at the width of the political divide, and much more. Posted on 20 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Arendt and Breaking with Tradition

Kate Bermingham shares her love of Arendt's ability to both love and break from political theory tradition in this week's Library feature. Posted on 17 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 3/22/15

In our Amor Mundi, we challenge our colleges to make a safe place for dangerous thinking, reflect on the dangers posed by Salafist Jihad, and much more. Posted on 23 March 2015 | 11:30 am

Experience as an Anchor for Thinking

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Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen discusses how the absence of experience leads philosophy and ideology into useless abstractions that ignore the reality of human interactions. Posted on 1 December 2014 | 9:00 am

Walter Benjamin and “Drilling” for Pearls

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Laurie Naranch discusses Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt's shared investment in literary pearls, fragments, and moments. Posted on 15 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Amor Mundi 7/13/14

This week, we recognize the value of life projects such as filmmaker Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," wonder about the meaning of public art, and celebrate education as an introduction to wonder for young people. Posted on 14 July 2014 | 12:00 pm

Google Books and the Problem of Tradition

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Martin Wagner uses Arendt's analysis of Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche to discuss the benefits and costs of Google Books. Posted on 7 July 2014 | 10:30 am

Loneliness and Expansive Writing

In The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt asks after the “elements” of totalitarianism, those fundamental building blocks that made possible an altogether new and horrific form of government. The two structural elements she locates are the emergence of a new ideological form of Antisemitism and the rise of transnational imperialist movements, which gives the structure…Read more Loneliness and Expansive Writing Posted on 24 January 2014 | 12:27 pm

Teaching Arendtian Thinking

“The teacher’s qualification consists in knowing the world and being able to instruct others about it, but his authority rests on his assumption of responsibility for that world. Vis-à-vis the child it is as though he were a representative of all adult inhabitants, pointing out the details and saying to the child: This is our…Read more Teaching Arendtian Thinking Posted on 6 January 2014 | 11:16 am