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Enlarged Thought in Arendt and Kant

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Arendt focuses on a particular passage in Kant's Critique of Pure Judgment, taking his idea of "enlarged thought" as an "expanded movement of thinking" that provides space for one to reach a more "general standpoint," rather than simply relying on a broad set of knowledge. Posted on 10 March 2016 | 8:00 pm

Feel the Bern: Understanding The Spirit of Political Revolution

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Bernie Sanders' appeal illustrates how widespread the political sentiments that Hannah Arendt identified as the causes of revolution are in both parties. Posted on 21 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

“Why Are Americans So Angry?”: Remembering Imagining Crisis

Ian Storey looks to the Iowa Caucuses to wonder at what point electoral politics is reduced to the manufacture of crisis. Posted on 7 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Home, Homelessness, and The Human Condition

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Arendt’s "The Human Condition" forces us to ask the question: What does it means to be at home in the world? Posted on 27 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Meditation on Arendt, Rilke, & Guns

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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

Pope Francis and Humility Before God

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Pope Francis I's posture of humility resembles that of Roncalli, whose confidence as a follower of God Arendt sought to understand. Posted on 4 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

A Chinese President Visits the United States – Where are the Arendtians?

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The People’s Republic of China is fertile territory for Arendt scholars. But, as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the U.S. this week, where are they? Posted on 21 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Wither Europe?: Immigration and the Meaning of Union

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The EU migrant crisis and attendant immigration discussions are symptomatic of a deeper rot in the heart of Europe. Posted on 13 September 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 8/2/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on how our wired culture affects our social relationships, seek justice for eight men wrongly imprisoned, and much more! Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:01 pm

Abraham Lincoln on Thinking and Reaching a Nation

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Abraham Lincoln provides his thoughts on thinking and speaking to people in this week's Thoughts on Thinking. Posted on 22 July 2015 | 8:00 pm