“Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution” (introduction) – David R. LOY

Now that Buddhism has come to the West, how are they changing each other? Half a century ago the British historian Arnold Toynbee predicted that their encounter would be a major event in world history. According to one account he even claimed that the arrival of Buddhism in the West “may well prove to be… Continue lendo “Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution” (introduction) – David R. LOY

“Mihail Sebastian’s Journal: The Fascist Years (1935-1944)” – Radu IOANID

On 29 May 1945, as he rushed to cross a street in downtown Bucharest, thirty-eight-year-old Mihail Sebastian, a press officer at the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was hit and killed by a truck. As it happened, Sebastian was late to an appointment at Dalles Hall where he was to teach a class about Honoré… Continue lendo “Mihail Sebastian’s Journal: The Fascist Years (1935-1944)” – Radu IOANID

“Filosofía y futuro” – Richard RORTY

Supongan que hemos reformulado nuestro mapa del universo o nuestras instituciones políticas o la idea que tenemos acerca del sentido de nuestra vida: hemos cambiado todo esto de forma que ahora parece muy superior a lo que teníamos antes. ¿Deberíamos decir entonces que hemos logrado una visión correcta del universo, de la política o de… Continue lendo “Filosofía y futuro” – Richard RORTY

“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

“Lev Shestov: philosopher of the sleepless night” – Matthew BEAUMONT

Staying woke and staying awake Stay woke! What does it mean, politically speaking, to resist the temptation to sleep? To be awake? And to remain awake? The word ‘woke’, used in its colloquial sense as an adjective to signify ‘alert to racial or social discrimination’, was first included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017.… Continue lendo “Lev Shestov: philosopher of the sleepless night” – Matthew BEAUMONT

“As Velhinhas e o Diabo: aforismos para tempos que ainda esperam pelo despertar da história” – Giovanni ROTIROTI

Prefácio de As velhinhas e o diabo [Babele și diavolul], de Ciprian Vălcan. Trad. de Rodrigo Menezes. São Paulo: Tesseractum, 2022. ISBN: 978-65-89867-30-2. “A etapa final do capitalismo é o canibalismo.” Num século – como o nosso – marcado pela derrocada das utopias emancipatórias e pela crescente imposição do sistema econômico e do imaginário capitalista,… Continue lendo “As Velhinhas e o Diabo: aforismos para tempos que ainda esperam pelo despertar da história” – Giovanni ROTIROTI

“The origin of Satan (introduction)” – Elaine PAGELS

In 1988, when my husband of twenty years died in a hiking accident, I became aware that, like many people who grieve, I was living in the presence of an invisible being—living, that is, with a vivid sense of someone who had died. During the following years I began to reflect on the ways that… Continue lendo “The origin of Satan (introduction)” – Elaine PAGELS

“Hans Blumenberg’s The Legitimacy of the Modern Age” – Robert M. WALLACE

Hans Blumenberg's The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is a book that rethinks both the substance and the process of Western intellectual history in a remarkably thorough and original way, shedding light on some of the most difficult questions of our time. Die Legitimität der Neuzeil was published in 1966, the first major work of… Continue lendo “Hans Blumenberg’s The Legitimacy of the Modern Age” – Robert M. WALLACE

“O que a religião não é” – John GRAY

A ideia de que a religião é uma questão de crença é uma concepção estreita. Em que Homero "acreditava"? Ou os autores do Mahabharata? O conjunto de tradições a que os estudos ocidentais se referem como "hinduísmo" não apresenta qualquer credo predeterminado, como tampouco a mistura de religião popular e misticismo a que os mesmos… Continue lendo “O que a religião não é” – John GRAY

“Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives” – Nicholas F. GIER

PREFACE What matters most for India is not so much the salvation of the personality as the acquisition of absolute freedom.—Mircea Eliade In the millennium to come we are meant to become Gods on other planets. This is the great potential of our Divinity.—Gopi Krishna The whole ascetic tradition . . . springs from that… Continue lendo “Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives” – Nicholas F. GIER