In this week's Library feature, we felt it important to dedicate a post that relates the history of the Hannah Arendt Collection.
Posted on 16 July 2015 | 8:00 pm
“Thinking in its non-cognitive, non-specialized sense as a natural need of human life, the actualization of the difference given in consciousness, is not a prerogative of the few but an everpresent faculty of everybody; by the same token, inability to think is not the “prerogative” of those many who lack brain power but the everpresent…Read more Demanding Thinking of Everybody
Posted on 5 May 2014 | 9:03 pm
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 3/2/14
Posted on 3 March 2014 | 11:45 am
“And wonder what you’ve missed” – W. H. Auden, as quoted in Hannah Arendt’s The Life of the Mind At the end of the second-to-last chapter of the Thinking section of The Life of the Mind , Hannah Arendt quotes two stanzas from W. H. Auden’s poem As I Walked Out One Evening, the first of…Read more Arendt & Auden
Posted on 10 December 2012 | 11:30 am