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Amor Mundi 2/14/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the appeal of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, announce a job opening, and much more! Posted on 14 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 11/30/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the state of refugees and human rights, realize the need to rethink the role of Congress in formulating U.S. foreign policy, meditate on the outcome of Darren Wilson's trial, and much more. Posted on 1 December 2014 | 10:30 am

Forgiving Falling Stars

“Even if all criticism of Plato is right, Plato may still be better company than his critics.  At any rate, we may remember what the Romans…thought a cultivated person ought to be: one who knows how to choose his company among men, among things, among thoughts, in the present as well as in the past.”…Read more Forgiving Falling Stars Posted on 27 January 2014 | 12:54 pm

Failing Fast: The Educated Citizen in Crisis

On Thursday and Friday Oct. 3-4, the Hannah Arendt Center will host its 6th Annual International Conference, “Failing Fast: The Educated Citizen in Crisis.” At a time of blistering technological and cultural change, reformers want schools to prepare students for the future—but which future? And despite the polarizing polemics over curricular change and the learned arguments…Read more Failing Fast: The Educated Citizen in Crisis Posted on 27 September 2013 | 12:07 pm

Amor Mundi – 8/25/13

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi – 8/25/13 Posted on 26 August 2013 | 10:32 am

Amor Mundi – 8/18/13

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 – 8/18/13 Posted on 19 August 2013 | 9:03 am

The Perplexities of Secularism

Does a cross in a courtroom infringe on the religious freedom of non-Christians involved in legal proceedings? Does it violate the principles of a secular state? These questions have recently arisen in Germany thanks to the trial of Beate Zschäpe. Zschäpe is the one surviving member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a band of…Read more The Perplexities of Secularism Posted on 21 May 2013 | 1:06 pm

Amor Mundi 3/31/13

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 uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous…Read more Amor Mundi 3/31/13 Posted on 2 April 2013 | 11:36 am

The Wonder That Man Endures

“The wonder that man endures or which befalls him cannot be related in words because it is too general for words….That this speechless wonder is the beginning of philosophy became axiomatic for both Plato and Aristotle.” -Hannah Arendt, “Philosophy and Politics” Aristotle had told us that philosophy begins in thaumázein–  θαυμάζειν –“to wonder, marvel, be…Read more The Wonder That Man Endures Posted on 11 March 2013 | 4:15 pm

Violence, and Thinking With Others

“All thought arises out of experience, but no thought yields any meaning or even coherence without undergoing the operations of imagining and thinking.” – Hannah Arendt, Thinking In the wake of an extraordinarily brutal punctuation to an extraordinarily brutal year of gun violence in the United States and across the continent, the eye of American politics…Read more Violence, and Thinking With Others Posted on 21 January 2013 | 11:06 am