The ECP Reading Room

Friedrich Nietzsche: The truth is terrible (Brian Leiter, Times Literary Supplement): The best, most concise summary of Nietzsche I’ve read. Hands down.

The Disbeliever’s Guide to Authenticity: To avoid nihilism or essentialism (as a mortal fear of nihilism) requires moving beyond authenticity.

Amor Mundi: Civility and Politics (weekly newsletter of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College): “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.”