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Amor Mundi, June 19th 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 19th 2016 Posted on 19 June 2016 | 8:00 pm

The Courage to Be: Danfung Dennis

Courage to Be Student Fellows Clara Gallagher and Milan Miller with Roger Berkowitz and Danfung Dennis
Clara Gallagher and Milan Miller, HAC student fellows, reflect on Danfung Dennis' visit for our spring 2016 "Courage to Be" dinner/speaker series. Posted on 9 June 2016 | 2:57 pm

‘Burlesque Philosophy,’ or ‘Stupid Thoughtfulness’

Post-Doc Fellow Samantha Hill reflects on dialogue between Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy addressing the dogmatization of ignorance within a growing culture of doubt and "feebleminded thoughtfulness." Posted on 2 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 1/3/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the rise of amateurism in politics, contemplate the complexity of the human brain, and much more! Posted on 3 January 2016 | 9:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/27/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, explore the dangers inherent in unmasking, and much more! Posted on 27 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Please Support the HAC with a Year-End Contribution!

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Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Center or renewing your membership this holiday season. Posted on 14 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Hannah Arendt and The Genius of Italy

We appreciate the annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of Leonardo Olschki's The Genius of Italy in this week's Library feature. Posted on 22 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Born of Necessity, Blindness, or Strategy: On Greece and the Bureaucratically Divine

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Bureaucracy, as imagined by both Kafka and Arendt, embodies an ideology of necessity through which humans abdicate responsibility for their common world. Posted on 30 August 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 8/23/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we muse on what effect trigger warnings might have on college students, reflect on the ways we discuss depression, and much more! Posted on 23 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Truthfulness in Politics

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Donald Trump and John Stewart both tap into a desire among the American public for truth in politics. Posted on 16 August 2015 | 8:00 pm