Tue, 03 Mar 2015

About

About Roger Berkowitz

I am the Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Associate Professor of Politics, Human Rights, and Philosophy at Bard College. 

My interests stretch from Greek and German philosophy to legal history and from the history of science to images of justice in film and literature. My writing and teaching interweave close readings of political theory and philosophy with a focus on concrete legal and political questions. By bringing philosophy to bear on political and legal questions, I explore the origins and contours of real-world problems, from the violation of human rights to the reemergence of vengeance in criminal law. By grounding my readings of philosophy and political theory in concrete cases and events, I raise questions about the idea of justice in a way that continually insists upon the relevance of rigorous inquiry to everyday life. Above all, my work asks what it means to be just in our world.

 

Hannah Arendt Blog

02 Mar

Arendt and Transformation

Thomas Wild discusses how the transformation of thinking and acting...

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02 Mar

Amor Mundi 3/1/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we wonder whether humans will...

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27 Feb

Hannah Arendt Library: St. Augustine

We appreciate Arendt's engagement with Saint Augustine's "Confessions."

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26 Feb

The American Jewish Peace Archive

We recognize Aliza Becker, one of her Associate Fellows, and...

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