“Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin” – Kevin GODBOUT

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Comparative Literature, 2016. Supervisor: Călin Mihăilescu, The University of Western Ontario Abstract: Aristotle famously asked the question: why are extraordinary people so often melancholics? “Problem XXX,” written by Aristotle or one of his disciples, speculates that black bile, the… Continue lendo “Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy in Literary History and in the Works of Baudelaire and Benjamin” – Kevin GODBOUT

“A Short History of Authentic Time” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

According to a bon mot of Adolf von Harnack, Gnosticism signifies the acute Hellenization of Christianity. This bon mot would itself remain a profound remark only if one were successful in confirming the hypotheses about the non-Christian origin of Gnosticism. For, wherever Gnosticism may have arisen – in heretical and apocalyptic Judaism, in irrational dualism,… Continue lendo “A Short History of Authentic Time” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

The Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory in the World | Truth Hurts

The internet has been accused of wrecking many things over the years – print media, Blockbuster and privacy, for instance. One thing it definitely hasn’t killed, though, is the antisemitic conspiracy theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7o3bVInA2A In fact, the internet is breathing new life into ideas that have been doing the rounds – sometimes causing mass murder –… Continue lendo The Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory in the World | Truth Hurts

“Penser sans absolu: douze essais sur le nihilisme” – Antony VIGNEAULT; Yves COUTURE; Lawrence OLIVIER (eds.)

Canada, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2020 [PDF] TABLE DE MATIÈRES: Introduction – Penser sans absoluYves Couture et Antony Vigneault Chapitre 1 Le problème du nihilisme chez Platon (et quelques réflexions heideggériennes) Maxime Plante Chapitre 2 Nihilisme : sémiotique insigneLawrence Olivier Chapitre 3 Le monde suprasensible et la dévalorisation du fémininSonia Palato Chapitre 4 Nihilisme… Continue lendo “Penser sans absolu: douze essais sur le nihilisme” – Antony VIGNEAULT; Yves COUTURE; Lawrence OLIVIER (eds.)

Richard Dawkins exploding at bullshit in the Bible | Truth Seeker

Constant attacks of bullshit made Richard Dawkins lost his cool and created a very awkward moment in the room. One essential voice in the matter is absent from the debate though: Harold Bloom (1930-2019). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTXN5nOstRs

“Genealogy of Fanaticism” – CIORAN

In itself, every idea is neutral, or should be; but man animates ideas, projects his flames and flaws into them; impure, transformed into beliefs, ideas take their place in time, take shape as events: the trajectory is complete, from logic to epilepsy . . . whence the birth of ideologies, doctrines, deadly games. Idolaters by… Continue lendo “Genealogy of Fanaticism” – CIORAN

“El cinismo: ocaso de la falsa conciencia” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

Los tiempos son duros pero modernos.Proverbio italiano Y con todo no se veía a nadie que estuviera detrás de todo esto. Todo giraba continuamente alrededor de sí mismo. Los intereses variaban de hora en hora. En ninguna parte existía ya una meta… Los directivos perdían la cabeza. Se sentían totalmente agotados, esclerotizados… En el país… Continue lendo “El cinismo: ocaso de la falsa conciencia” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Twilight of the Gods” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

What should we say to the antimodernist hysteria that has been blazing for centuries, now that it alleges that the human being would like to “become like God”? And if the answer were that, according to basic Christian doctrine, God wanted to become human, should anyone be surprised then that humans’ certainty of their distinguished… Continue lendo “Twilight of the Gods” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

Nae Ionescu (1890-1940), a Philosophy professor at the University of Bucharest in the inter-war period, and the mastermind of the Iron Guard who co-opted Cioran's young generation of intellectuals (tânăra generaţie of 1927) into the Legionary movement (Ionescu only adhered to the Iron Guard due to a grudge with the king); Julius Evola (1898-1974), an… Continue lendo “Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

Documenting Hate: New American Nazis (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

In this 2018 documentary, FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XFBVAAzXjc FRONTLINE and ProPublica present an investigation into white supremacist groups in America – in particular, the neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division. This joint investigation shows the group’s terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the… Continue lendo Documenting Hate: New American Nazis (full documentary) | FRONTLINE