“Onde o filósofo se mostra um mestre do disfarce” – Costica BRADATAN

O uso peculiar da linguagem — não apenas em Sein und Zeit, mas em todo o seu trabalho — conferiu a Heidegger a reputação de ser, ao mesmo tempo, um dos piores filósofos a ter papel e caneta à mão (caso você dê ouvidos a seus detratores) e um dos maiores mestres da língua alemã… Continue lendo “Onde o filósofo se mostra um mestre do disfarce” – Costica BRADATAN

“El fracaso en la filosofía” (Costica Bradatan)

Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Costa Rica, LIX (155), 203-209, Setiembre-Diciembre 2020  Se dice que Diógenes el cínico (412 AC-323AC) tuvo que dejar su natal Sínope pues se vio involucrado en un escándalo por falsificación de la moneda local. Sin embargo, logró salvarse dejando su pasado de falsificador para dedicar sea una carrera… Continue lendo “El fracaso en la filosofía” (Costica Bradatan)

“Aspectos políticos en la obra de Emil Michel Cioran” (Jorge Diego Mejía Cortés)

AINKAA - Revista de Estudiantes de Ciencia Política, vol. 2, no. 3, enero-junio 2018 Resumen: En ejunio de 2017 se cumplieron 22 años de la muerte de Emil Michel Cioran, controvertido filósofo y escritor rumano, cuya ideología proclive al criptofascismo, siempre suscitó debates entre los estudiosos de su obra. Aspectos como el aparente suicidio de… Continue lendo “Aspectos políticos en la obra de Emil Michel Cioran” (Jorge Diego Mejía Cortés)

“Democracy is for the gods” (Costica Bradatan)

The New York Times, July 5 2019 It should be no surprise that humans cannot sustain it. “Why do democracies fail?” We’ve heard that question a lot in the past few years, in books, on opinion pages and cable news shows, and in an increasingly anxious public debate. But I almost always find myself answering… Continue lendo “Democracy is for the gods” (Costica Bradatan)

“In praise of failure” – Costica BRADATAN

The New York Times, December 15, 2013 If there was ever a time to think seriously about failure, it is now. Costica Bradatan is an associate professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University and the religion and comparative studies editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the author of the forthcoming Dying… Continue lendo “In praise of failure” – Costica BRADATAN

“Why we fail and how” (Costica Bradatan)

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, September 24, 2017 DIOGENES THE CYNIC (c. 412 BC–323 BC) apparently had to flee his native city of Sinope because he was caught in a scandal involving the defacement of Sinopean currency. He managed to save face, though, and switched from a failing career in counterfeiting to a more promising… Continue lendo “Why we fail and how” (Costica Bradatan)

“The swearword, the telegram, the epitaph” (Costica Bradatan)

JANUS HEAD, Summer/Fall Open Issue 2006 | 9.1 Book review: The Fragment: Towards a History and Poetics of a Performative Genre. By Camelia Elias Bern: Peter Lang, 2004. 397 pp. ISBN 3-03910-470-5. Paperback. $73.95. One of the most remarkable accomplishments, though a somehow paradoxical and (self-)ironical one, of Camelia Elias in The Fragment. Towards a… Continue lendo “The swearword, the telegram, the epitaph” (Costica Bradatan)

“How different really are atheists and believers?” (Costica Bradatan)

The Washington Post, November 16, 2018 Costica Bradatan is a professor of humanities at Texas Tech University. He is the author, most recently, of “Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers.” ‘If you want to understand atheism and religion,” writes John Gray in his new book, “Seven Types of Atheism,” “you must forget… Continue lendo “How different really are atheists and believers?” (Costica Bradatan)

A Short, Animated Introduction to Emil Cioran, the “Philosopher of Despair”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=229&v=wMOM34XEi2k It is admittedly a gross oversimplification, but if asked to summarize a critical difference between analytical Anglo-American philosophers and so-called “Continentals," one might broadly say that the former approach philosophy as thinking, the latter as writing. Contrast, for example, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Bertrand Russell—none of whom are especially known as prose stylists—with… Continue lendo A Short, Animated Introduction to Emil Cioran, the “Philosopher of Despair”

“El filósofo del fracaso: Émile M. Cioran” (Costica Bradatan)

Originalmente publicado en inglés: The Los Angeles Book Review, 28 de noviembre, 2016. Este ensayo se incluirá en el libro En elogio del fracaso, título contratado por Harvard University Press. Traducción de María del Carmen Navarrete. Para algunos, fue uno de los pensadores más subversivos de su época, un Nietzsche del siglo XX, sólo que más sombrío y con un mejor sentido… Continue lendo “El filósofo del fracaso: Émile M. Cioran” (Costica Bradatan)