“The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

Southwest Philosophy Review 37(1): 219-228, 2021 Abstract: Emil Cioran offers novel arguments against suicide. He assumes a meaningless world. But in such a world, he argues, suicide and death would be equally as meaningless as life or anything else. Suicide and death are as cumbersome and useless as meaning and life. Yet Cioran also argues… Continue lendo “The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

“Pessimism, Futility and Extinction”: An Interview with Eugene Thacker – Thomas DEKEYSER

Theory, Culture & Society, 2020, Vol. 37(7–8) 367–381 Abstract: In this interview with Thomas Dekeyser, Eugene Thacker elaborates on the central themes of his work. Addressing themes including extinction, futility, human universalism, network euphoria, political indecision and scientific nihilism, the interview positions Thacker’s work within the contemporary theoretical conjuncture, specifically through its relation to genres… Continue lendo “Pessimism, Futility and Extinction”: An Interview with Eugene Thacker – Thomas DEKEYSER

“The Demiurge” – CIORAN

The Demiurge is the most useful god who ever was.CIORAN, The New Gods (1969) The Demiurge With the exception of some aberrant cases, man does not incline to the good: what god would impel him to do so? Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by… Continue lendo “The Demiurge” – CIORAN

Perfil na Time Magazine: Cioran, “Visionário da Escuridão” – Paul RESS

Em meio às quase mil páginas dos Cahiers (cadernos) que Cioran manteve como um indispensável laboratório de ideias e exercício de estilo, encontram-se algumas notas sobre uma entrevista que ele teria dado a um jornalista norte-americano, enviado pela revista Time, na qual o autor romeno de expressão francesa, à essa altura já um autor renomado… Continue lendo Perfil na Time Magazine: Cioran, “Visionário da Escuridão” – Paul RESS

English Preface to History & Utopia – Eugene THACKER

The desire for utopia is, arguably, as urgent and as necessary as the desire for history. They are the meaning-making activities through which we as human beings project ourselves back into the past and forward into the future. And yet, both are fabrications, products of human intellectual labor, forged and re-forged with all the solidity… Continue lendo English Preface to History & Utopia – Eugene THACKER

Prefácio à edição inglesa do Breviário de Decomposição – Eugene THACKER

Eugene Thacker é filósofo, poeta, escritor e professor de media studies em The New School , na cidade de Nova York. Sua produção se concentra, em grande parte, em temas como filosofia do niilismo e pessimismo filosófico. Entre seus livros estão In the Dust of This Planet (parte da trilogia Horror of Philosophy) e Infinite… Continue lendo Prefácio à edição inglesa do Breviário de Decomposição – Eugene THACKER

Cioran’s A Short History of Decay (1949): Foreword by Eugene THACKER

There are writers that one seeks out, and there are writers that one stumbles upon. Emil Cioran is arguably of the latter kind. Such was my own introduction to his work, as a student meandering one rainy afternoon in a used bookstore in Seattle. In the philosophy section, probably squeezed between “Cicero” and “Confucius,” was… Continue lendo Cioran’s A Short History of Decay (1949): Foreword by Eugene THACKER

“I Am Not Supposed To Be Here: Birth and Mystical Detection” – Nicola MASCIANDARO

Black Sun Lit, May 16, 2014 “Take off your mask . . . Here! Here! We’re here! . . . It’s so good to see you all, I didn’t expect you . . . What are you doing here? Nothing . . . I am not supposed to be here . . . Don’t ever… Continue lendo “I Am Not Supposed To Be Here: Birth and Mystical Detection” – Nicola MASCIANDARO

“A fanatic without conviction” – Charles NEWMAN

"And there, sir, lies the entire problem, to have within oneself the inseparable reality and the material clarity of feeling, to have it in such a degree that the feeling cannot but express itself, to have a wealth of words and of formal constructions which can join in the dance, serve one's purpose-and at the… Continue lendo “A fanatic without conviction” – Charles NEWMAN

“The problem of the absent God” – John WEIGHTMAN

The New York Times, May 23, 1976 These two books are almost twins, although at first sight they may appear very remote from each other, since they emerge from very different cultural backgrounds. Both authors are now in their early sixties and use French as their literary language, though it is not in the full… Continue lendo “The problem of the absent God” – John WEIGHTMAN