“Enlightenment as Exodus: Jewish Ulysses” – Agata BIELIK-ROBSON

University of Bucharest Review. Literary and Cultural Studies Series, nr. 2, 2006, p. 25-29. [PDF] Summary/Abstract: In Dialectic of Enlightenment, the leading achievement and the intellectual highlight of the Frankfurt School, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the famous authorial duo, claim that the main civilisational force which created modern culture is escape from mystery. Only by… Continue lendo “Enlightenment as Exodus: Jewish Ulysses” – Agata BIELIK-ROBSON

“What is Truth? Classical Theories of Truth” – Huw PRICE

Professor Huw Price gives an introductory overview of the main classical conceptions of the nature of truth and some of the general advantages and problems that arise for each type of view. This comes from a 2006 lecture on the nature of truth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV2dThRb4PA This was from a talk on Truth given by Huw Price… Continue lendo “What is Truth? Classical Theories of Truth” – Huw PRICE

“Soviet Communism: a modern millenarian revolution” – John GRAY

Bolshevism as a social phenomenon is to be reckoned as a religion, not as an ordinary political movement.Bertrand Russell In the last pages of his pamphlet ‘Literature and Revolution’, published in 1923, Leon Trotsky gives a glimpse of the transformation in human life he believed was within reach. He writes not about changes in society… Continue lendo “Soviet Communism: a modern millenarian revolution” – John GRAY

Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

On 21 September 2019, the Nexus Institute — one of the most prestigious intellectual organizations keeping the spirit of European humanism alive — celebrated its 25th anniversary with a public symposium entitled ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited: Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times’, after the founding novel of the Nexus Institute, Thomas Mann’s The Magic… Continue lendo Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

“Cioran: a Dionysiac with the Voluptuousness of Doubt” – Ion DUR

Preface Cioran's code Reading – or writing a book about Cioran – you cannot but help wonder if Cioran himself would have approved of such an enterprise. To comment on a thinker proclaiming the futility of all things and the primacy of delusion, is not this “the heights” - to use the word in the… Continue lendo “Cioran: a Dionysiac with the Voluptuousness of Doubt” – Ion DUR

“The Buddhists, the Gnostics and the Antinomistic Societies, or the Arabian Sea in the first-second century AD” (Giovanni Verardi)

Annali dell'Istituto Orientale di Napoli 57, 1997, 323–46. THIRTY YEARS AGO, at the Colloquium on the origins of Gnosticism held in Messina, Edward Conze palced in evidence the numerous phenomenological aspectos common to Gnosticism and Buddhism, and more precisely, accepting the methodological and chronological limits established by Ugo Bianchi, to Buddhism and Gnosis. He cautiously… Continue lendo “The Buddhists, the Gnostics and the Antinomistic Societies, or the Arabian Sea in the first-second century AD” (Giovanni Verardi)