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Amor Mundi, June 26th 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, June 26th 2016 Posted on 26 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt — Among Friends?

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

Amor Mundi 11/15/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on Arendt's understanding of evil and good in wake of the Paris attacks, scrutinize farmers markets, and much more! Posted on 15 November 2015 | 8:01 pm

Beyond Forgiveness

Samantha Hill examines the act of forgiveness and asks whether we can embrace this principle with respect to someone like Dylann Roof. Posted on 28 June 2015 | 8:00 pm

Human Life and Politics in Arendt

Arendt's regard for storytelling reveals a difference between meaning and purpose, which in turn yields an important element of political and human life. Posted on 21 June 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 4/5/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we meditate on Arendt's support for the right of social discrimination, reflect on the meaning of hate, and much more! Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:00 am

The Nation Principle

Michiel Bot explores Arendt's understanding of the "national idea" as one of the origins of totalitarianism. Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:00 am

Jean Racine on Thinking

Jean Racine provides this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 17 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Reading With Your Computer

Franco Moretti is a literature professor, and founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, who believes in something called “computational criticism,” that is, the ability of computers to aid in the understanding of literature. Joshua Rothman’s recent profile of Moretti has provoked a lot of response, most of it defending traditional literary criticism from the digital…Read more Reading With Your Computer Posted on 2 April 2014 | 12:16 pm

Dr. Strangelove and the Banality of Evil

Indeed my opinion now is that evil is never “radical,” that it is only extreme, and that it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads like a fungus over the surface. It is ‘thought-defying,’ as I said, because thought tries to reach…Read more Dr. Strangelove and the Banality of Evil Posted on 17 March 2014 | 11:24 am