Camus au BrĂ©sil – Virgil TANASE

Le voyage commence mal. Camus est de mauvaise humeur et il a de mauvais pressentiments – il l'Ă©crit Ă  Maria CasarĂšs, peut-ĂȘtre aussi pour lui faire savoir Ă  quel point il est malheureux loin d'elle. Le voyage en voiture l'a fatiguĂ©. À Marseille il faisait trop chaud, mais le mistral Ă©tait trop froid. Il a la fiĂšvre.… Continue lendo Camus au BrĂ©sil – Virgil TANASE

Blake Lemoine: Google engineer on his sentient AI claim | Bloomberg Technology

Google Engineer Blake Lemoine joins Emily Chang to talk about some of the experiments he conducted that lead him to think that LaMDA was a sentient AI, and to explain why he is now on administrative leave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgCUn4fQTsc RELATED CONTENT:

“Will Artificial Intelligence End Human Creativity?” – John MAURIELLO

In view of this evidently inexorable event, the question arises, what remains of the eternal light of the soul once the artificial lights have been turned on? What remains of it after the soul has ceded a good part of its former luminosity to the more and more clever artifacts of the world, to computerized… Continue lendo “Will Artificial Intelligence End Human Creativity?” – John MAURIELLO

Faith, power, manipulation – The secrets of the Opus Dei sect | DW Documentary

For many critics, the arch-conservative Catholic community Opus Dei is a diabolical sect. However, Opus Dei (which translates to "Work of God”) sees itself in a very positive light. Even today, it’s very difficult to look into the inner world of the sect. That's because its 90,000 members worldwide have taken a vow of secrecy… Continue lendo Faith, power, manipulation – The secrets of the Opus Dei sect | DW Documentary

If Life Has No Meaning, Why Live? – Albert Camus & The Absurd Man | EinzelgĂ€nger

According to French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus, our world has no ultimate meaning, but if it had, it would be impossible to know it. It’s all pretty pointless as if the universe is nothing more than a cosmic coincidence, born without any specific goal or significance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBjFC7g6ur8 For some, such a meaningless existence could lead to… Continue lendo If Life Has No Meaning, Why Live? – Albert Camus & The Absurd Man | EinzelgĂ€nger

“The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

Binding contrast into paradox, Alan takes us on a journey through the psychology of mystical experience in relation to life and death, followed by a jaunt through the power of nothingness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acpeb1PCMiA In this episode of Being in the Way, Mark Watts opens the door to the vault, introducing two rare recordings from his father,… Continue lendo “The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

“Niilismo e histĂłria” – Albert CAMUS

Cento e cinquenta anos de revolta metafĂ­sica e de niilismo viram retornar com obstinação, sob diferentes disfarces, o mesmo rosto devastado, o do protesto humano. Todos, erguidos contra a condição humana e seu criador, afirmaram a solidĂŁo da criatura, o nada de qualquer moral. Mas, ao mesmo tempo, todos procuraram construir um reino puramente terrestre… Continue lendo “Niilismo e histĂłria” – Albert CAMUS

“Aesthetics and Mystical Vision” – Alan WATTS

In this recording from 1972, Alan Watts lectures on mystical vision via art, aesthetics, and Buddhist and Daoist philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7pw4Gd1XM Functional Art (0:10)Creating Works of Nature (23:49)Meaning and Insanity (48:43) “You and I have all conspired with ourselves to pretend that we are not really God, but of course we are. That is perfectly obvious.… Continue lendo “Aesthetics and Mystical Vision” – Alan WATTS

The Journal of a Disappointed Man – W. N. P. BARBELLION

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY H.G. WELLS NEW YORK, GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY (1919) "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but… Continue lendo The Journal of a Disappointed Man – W. N. P. BARBELLION

“«O Livro das IlusĂ”es», de Cioran, lido por Mihail Sebastian: o estranho caso do «convalescente que aspira Ă  doença»” – Rodrigo MENEZES

De suas primeiras obras, ainda mal conhecidas entre nĂłs, sublinho O livro das ilusĂ”es (Cartea amăgirilor), a que daria o subtĂ­tulo de um de seus capĂ­tulos: Mozart e a melancolia dos anjos. Considero aquelas pĂĄginas uma fantasia para cordas, como se fosse o primo consanguĂ­neo de A origem da tragĂ©dia, nas grandes linhas melĂłdicas que unem e separam as… Continue lendo “«O Livro das IlusĂ”es», de Cioran, lido por Mihail Sebastian: o estranho caso do «convalescente que aspira Ă  doença»” – Rodrigo MENEZES