“Cioran’s clinamen”: a female Muslim reading – interview with Daria LEBEDEVA

Daria Lebedeva was born in the city of Odessa, Ukraine, and presently lives in Sweden. She obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Agata Bielik-Robson, with a thesis about Cioran’s clinamen: a case study of a philosophical influence (2012). It’s… Continue lendo “Cioran’s clinamen”: a female Muslim reading – interview with Daria LEBEDEVA

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“Modernity and the theologico-political problem in the thought of Joseph de Maistre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A comprehensive comparison” – Alexandru RACU

Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the PhD degree in Political Science, University of Ottawa, 2013 [PDF] Abstract: In this thesis I compare the views of Joseph de Maistre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky with regard to the relation between modernity and the theologico-political problem. I… Continue lendo “Modernity and the theologico-political problem in the thought of Joseph de Maistre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A comprehensive comparison” – Alexandru RACU

Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, and the Dark Night of the Soul – Diana PASULKA

Diana Pasulka discusses Jung, Heidegger, and the recent UFO hearings. Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal (podcast). Diana Walsh Pasulka is a writer and professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5MuTHUbMUs Topics: IntroductionDiana's journey from "atheist" ⇒ "agnostic" (with respect to… Continue lendo Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, and the Dark Night of the Soul – Diana PASULKA

Richard Dawkins exploding at bullshit in the Bible | Truth Seeker

Constant attacks of bullshit made Richard Dawkins lose 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

“Anticlericalism and Atheism” – Richard RORTY

Some day, intellectual historians may remark that the twentieth century was the one in which the philosophy professors began to stop asking bad questions—questions like “What really exists?” “What are the scope and limits of human knowledge?” and “How does language hook up with reality?” These questions assume that philosophy can be done ahistorically. They… Continue lendo “Anticlericalism and Atheism” – Richard RORTY

Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

To be called a deicide is the most flattering insult that can be addressed to an individual or to a people.CIORAN, Anathemas and Admirations I hate all gods; I am not healthy enough to scorn them. That is the Indifferent Man’s great humiliation.CIORAN, A Short History of Decay Around the world, people who leave the… Continue lendo Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

“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

The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct | World Science Festival

God, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is… Continue lendo The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct | World Science Festival

“Living without belief or unbelief” – John GRAY

The God of monotheism did not die, it only left the scene for a while in order to reappear as humanity – the human species dressed up as a collective agent, pursuing its self-realization in history. But, like the God of monotheism, humanity is a work of the imagination. The only observable reality is the… Continue lendo “Living without belief or unbelief” – John GRAY

“Hume on religion” – Paul Russell & Anders Kraal

STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY, October 4, 2005 David Hume’s various writings concerning problems of religion are among the most important and influential contributions on this topic. In these writings Hume advances a systematic, sceptical critique of the philosophical foundations of various theological systems. Whatever interpretation one takes of Hume’s philosophy as a whole, it is… Continue lendo “Hume on religion” – Paul Russell & Anders Kraal