Indiana University Bloomington

Amor Mundi: Hannah Arendt and Her Legacy


Coming on the heels of a term-long investigation of the "Working Subject," the Theory Center puts an intensive study of Hannah Arendt's masterpiece The Human Condition at the core of its Spring 2016 activities. We wish to contribute to a dialogue on the nature of politics, anthropology, creativity, and modernity. We also hope to trace the influence of Arendt’s thought in recent debates on biopolitics, political theology, and theories of action. The work of the reading group will be capped by a symposium at the end of the term.

All Center events are open to the public.

Symposium, May 5 - 6: Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition

The symposium aims to stage a dialogue among renowned Arendt specialists and scholars whose work resonates with her ideas and pushes them into new configurations. Presentations by Gabriela Basterra (NYU), Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb (Northwestern)., Benjamin Wurgaft (MIT), and Linda Zerilli (University of Chicago).. More >

Fall 2016 Theme: Derrida's The Sovereign and the Beast, Vol. 2

The reading group will devote itself to an intensive study of Jacques Derrida's last seminar, offered in 2002-03. The work of the group will culminate in a symposium planned for November 4 - 5, 2016. Convened by Hall Bjørnstad (French & Italian). Details to follow.

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