By J.W. Bernauer

The name of our assortment is owed to Hannah Arendt herself. Writing to Karl Jaspers on August 6, 1955, she observed how she had in simple terms simply began to actually love the area and expressed her wish to testify to that love within the identify of what got here to be released because the Human situation: "Out of gratitude, i need to name my ebook approximately political theories Arnor Mundi. "t on reflection, it was once becoming that amor mundi, love of the area, by no means grew to become the identify of just one of Arendt's stories, for it's the topic which permeates all of her idea. the aim of this volume's a- ticles is to pay a serious tribute to this subject by means of exploring its that means, the cultural and highbrow resources from which it derives, in addition to its assets for conte- porary notion and motion. we're privileged to incorporate as a part of the gathering formerly unpu- lished lectures through Arendt in addition to a hardly ever spotted essay which she wrote in 1964. Taken jointly, they engrave the imperative good points of her imaginative and prescient of amor mundi. Arendt awarded "Labor, paintings, motion" on November 10, 1964, at a convention "Christianity and monetary Man:Moral judgements in an prosperous Society," which 2 was once held on the Divinity institution of the college of Chicago.

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