Fernando Pessoa and the Terrible Paradox of Self-Awareness | Pursuit of Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qU1sDBU9Cs In this video, we explore a mysterious yet beautiful work of literature produced by one of the most interesting writers of the twentieth century: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. The story of the book itself is perhaps as unsettling as its contents. RELATED CONTENT:

Putin and the presidents | Frontline PBS documentary

FRONTLINE investigates Russian President Vladimir Putin’s clashes with five American presidents as he’s tried to rebuild the Russian empire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJI8XTa_DII Drawing on in-depth conversations with insiders from five U.S. presidential administrations, former U.S. intelligence leaders, diplomats, Russian politicians, authors and journalists, “Putin and the Presidents” reveals how the miscalculations and missteps of multiple American presidents… Continue lendo Putin and the presidents | Frontline PBS documentary

“HermenĂ©utica y genealogĂ­a del mito en la obra de Hans Blumenberg” – TomĂĄs POLLÁN

TomĂĄs PollĂĄn GarcĂ­a (Valdespino de Somoza, LeĂłn, 1948) es un filĂłsofo español, profesor de AntropologĂ­a y FilosofĂ­a en la Universidad AutĂłnoma de Madrid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBjj1FxCK7g Licenciado en FilosofĂ­a por la Universidad de Comillas (Santander-Madrid) 1965-68 (summa cum laude) y por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1968-70). Su memoria de licenciatura en la Universidad Complutense fue dirigida… Continue lendo “HermenĂ©utica y genealogĂ­a del mito en la obra de Hans Blumenberg” – TomĂĄs POLLÁN

“O segundo Cioran e a campanha abolicionista da alma” – Rodrigo MENEZES

Uma das diferenças mais marcantes no pensamento de Cioran na passagem dos escritos romenos aos franceses, apĂłs a Segunda Guerra, Ă© a reação crĂ­tica, em nome da lucidez do espĂ­rito, Ă s ilusĂ”es das quais outrora fizera a apologia (ver O Livro das ilusĂ”es). "IlusĂŁo" se refere, antes de tudo, e fundamentalmente, Ă  ilusĂŁo de profundidade,… Continue lendo “O segundo Cioran e a campanha abolicionista da alma” – Rodrigo MENEZES

“The Unsanctity of Human Life” – John GRAY

Genocide is as human as art or prayer. This is not because humans are a uniquely aggressive species. The rate of violent death among some monkeys exceeds that among humans – if wars are excluded from the calculation; but as E. O. Wilson observes, ‘if hamdryas baboons had nuclear weapons, they would destroy the world… Continue lendo “The Unsanctity of Human Life” – John GRAY

DossiĂȘ: “Existencialismo” | Revista Dialectus (UFC)

É com grande satisfação que a Revista Dialectus traz a pĂșblico seu vigĂ©simo sĂ©timo nĂșmero, composto pelo DossiĂȘ Existencialismo: fontes, diĂĄlogos e repercussĂ”es. Passaram-se mais de sessenta anos desde a morte de pensadores de notĂĄvel calibre como Albert Camus e Maurice Merleau-Ponty, e quase quarenta anos desde a morte dos gigantes intelectuais Jean-PaulSartre e Simone… Continue lendo DossiĂȘ: “Existencialismo” | Revista Dialectus (UFC)

Ataques em Brasília: Lilia Schwarcz compara ação de golpistas ao Estado Islùmico | UOL News

O UOL Entrevista desta terça (17) recebe a historiadora e antropĂłloga Lilia Schwarcz. A entrevista Ă© conduzida por FabĂ­ola Cidral e os colunistas do UOL Josias de Souza e Carla AraĂșjo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQfZ8BtzJk https://twitter.com/caleromarcelo/status/1614799916123013121 O STF (Supremo Tribunal Federal) lançou em 17 de janeiro de 2023 a campanha publicitĂĄria “Democracia Inabalada”, em resposta aos atos extremistas… Continue lendo Ataques em BrasĂ­lia: Lilia Schwarcz compara ação de golpistas ao Estado IslĂąmico | UOL News

“The true heresy: gnosticism, the world religion of worldlessness” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

A world religion has been newly discovered. Gilles Quispel (1951: 1) on the Nag Hammadi findings Shortly after the Second World War, which led to the death of forty-two million people according to conservative estimates and fifty-five million according to others, a large clay container filled with numerous papyrus codices in the Coptic language, almost… Continue lendo “The true heresy: gnosticism, the world religion of worldlessness” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Solidarity and the Crisis of Trust: Avineri, Gray, Krastev, Lash, Manent, Sloterdijk, Staniszkis, Vattimo” – Jacek KOTTAN (ed.)

Solidarity has turned out to be a crucial concept for understanding political, moral, and human reality – indeed, crucial for understanding today’s world at large. Although I intend neither to summarize nor conclude the thoughts of the many marvelous thinkers present in this volume, I do wish to formulate several remarks which either directly or… Continue lendo “Solidarity and the Crisis of Trust: Avineri, Gray, Krastev, Lash, Manent, Sloterdijk, Staniszkis, Vattimo” – Jacek KOTTAN (ed.)