WCGS Grimm Lecture 2020: Thinking Itself is Dangerous: Reading Hannah Arendt NowExport this event to calendar

Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT

Illustration of hannah arendt smoking a cigaretteWhat can Hannah Arendt’s life and work teach us about our present political moment? Arendt scholar Samantha Rose Hill will talk about the renewed interest in Hannah Arendt’s work, and why we should be reading Arendt now to better understand the politics of today.

How can Arendt’s work in Origins and one of her other masterpieces, The Human Condition from 1958, help us understand our contemporary political moment? How have our political conditions changed in the 21st century? How has digital media technology transformed social relations? Is it possible to stop and think about what we are doing today? Hannah Arendt’s work is not a roadmap into the future, but it can help us orient ourselves to the present political crises and, perhaps in the process, teach us to love the world.

This event is presented in cooperation with the departments of Philosophy and Germanic & Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo, and the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Location 
Balsillie School of International Affairs
CIGI Auditorium
67 Erb St. W.

Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
Canada

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