Amor Mundi

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 rejection. Above all it means the unwavering facing up to and comprehension of that which is.

Amor Mundi
Spotlight

Arendt and Scholem

By Samantha Hill
Nathan Goldman reviews The Correspondence Between Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem for the L.A. Review of Books.
03-22-2019
Quote of the Week

“What do we do now?”
Why Arendt Refuses to Answer

Chiara T. Ricciardone is Provost and Faculty Member of the Activist Graduate School and an NEH Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center of Bard College (2018–19).
03-22-2019
Journal

The Four Prejudices Underlying Our Crises of Democracy

Roger Berkowitz writes in HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center
03-22-2019
Video

Panel Discussion: Greg Lukianoff, Suzanne Nossel, Angus Johnston

This panel discussion was part of the Hannah Arendt Center's 2016 conference, 'REAL TALK: Difficult Questions about Race, Sex and Religion'. 01-10-2019
Podcast

Episode 2 - Seyla Benhabib

Join Roger Berkowitz as he talks with Seyla Benhabib, the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University. Her new book, Exile, Statelessness, and Migration explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century, including Hannah Arendt, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Isaiah Berlin, and many others.
03-22-2019
Art & Arendt

The Fundamental Chord: Remembering Carl Heidenreich

By Max L. Feldman
03-22-2019