“The Soul in the Machine” – John GRAY

Those who fear conscious machines do so because they think that consciousness is the most valuable feature of humans – and because they fear anything they cannot subject to their will. They fear the evolution of conscious machines for the same reason they seek to become masters of the Earth. As machines slip from human… Continue lendo “The Soul in the Machine” – John GRAY

“Does consciousness exist?” – William JAMES

Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods, 1, 1904, 477-491. [PDF] 'Thoughts' and 'things' are names for two sorts of object, which common sense will always find contrasted and will always practically oppose to each other. Philosophy, reflecting on the contrast, has varied in the past in her explanations of it, and may be expected to… Continue lendo “Does consciousness exist?” – William JAMES

“Non-Duality and the Mystery of Consciousness” – Peter RUSSELL

What is non-duality? What do we mean by consciousness? Does it really exist? What is reality? Is there any thing "out there"? Why don't we see consciousness in the material world? What do we mean by "I"? Why is any of this important? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ0YFoUcY0s From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids… Continue lendo “Non-Duality and the Mystery of Consciousness” – Peter RUSSELL

“Politics of Consciousness” – Yuval Noah HARARI

What is consciousness? Who has consciousness? And why is it so dangerous to confuse it with intelligence? How does our understanding of consciousness impact the ethical, political and legal debates about abortion, animal rights and the legal status of AI? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rtS2OEV6bM In this video talk, Yuval Noah Harari unpacks these huge questions step by step,… Continue lendo “Politics of Consciousness” – Yuval Noah HARARI

“Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination?” – Anil SETH

Whether he is an angel that has lost his wings or an ape that has lost his hair, he has been able to leave the anonymity of creatures only by the eclipses of his health. His poorly constituted blood has allowed the infiltration of uncertainties, approximations, problems; his wavering vitality, the intrusion of question marks… Continue lendo “Is Reality a Controlled Hallucination?” – Anil SETH

FALL FROM PARADISE: Story of a Sleepless Man Adrift in the Dark Night of the Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gulQ7MIocU A short illustrated story about the trials and tribulations of a sleepless man fallen from Paradise and into the burden of time. No monetizing or commercial purposes whatsoever. A Le Dilettante / Portal E.M. Cioran Brasil production. For educational purposes only. "I haven't written with my blood, I've written with all the tears I… Continue lendo FALL FROM PARADISE: Story of a Sleepless Man Adrift in the Dark Night of the Soul

“The «clairvoyants des abîmes»: Cioran, Reader of F.M. Dostoievsky” (Sergio García Guillem)

Human and Social Studies (HSS) - The Journal of "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University from Iasi, vol. 2, Issue 3 (Oct 2013), pp. 124-139. By Sergio García Guillem - Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences of Education, University of Valencia, Avenida Blanco Ibáñez 13, Nivel 4, Valencia, 46010, Spain Abstract: The discovery of F.M. Dostoyevsky by young E. M.… Continue lendo “The «clairvoyants des abîmes»: Cioran, Reader of F.M. Dostoievsky” (Sergio García Guillem)