“The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

Southwest Philosophy Review 37(1): 219-228, 2021 Abstract: Emil Cioran offers novel arguments against suicide. He assumes a meaningless world. But in such a world, he argues, suicide and death would be equally as meaningless as life or anything else. Suicide and death are as cumbersome and useless as meaning and life. Yet Cioran also argues… Continue lendo “The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

“Death withouth death: Kierkegaard and Cioran about agony” – Ştefan BOLEA

In: Adriana Teodorescu (Ed.), Death within the Text. Social, Philosophical and Aesthetic Approaches to Literature (pp.72-83). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. Abstract: The following paper is concerned with the description of “agony” at Kierkegaard and Cioran. Taking into consideration that both authors have common traits as marginal philosophers and advocates of a mixture of existentialism and… Continue lendo “Death withouth death: Kierkegaard and Cioran about agony” – Ştefan BOLEA

“E. M. Cioran, Nihilist and Ecstatic” (Robert Wicks)

Life and works In a brief autobiographical sketch, Emile Mihai Cioran described himself as follows: I was born on the 8th April 1911 in Rasinari, a village in the Carpathians, where my father was a Greek Orthodox priest. From 1920 to 1928 I attended the Sibiu grammar school. From 1929 to 1931 I studied at… Continue lendo “E. M. Cioran, Nihilist and Ecstatic” (Robert Wicks)

Existentialism, Gnosticism, Nihilism: Culianu on Cioran

Existentialism We will not insist on analyzing the relations between existentialism and Gnosticism established by Hans Jonas. I have already done this elsewhere, in detail (Gnosticismo, pp. 119 sq.). Gnosticism and existentialism resemble the phenomenology of the being-in-the-world, which is "pro-iectation" (Geworfenheit), abandonment, forgetfulness, inauthenticity. But while this condition forms, for the Gnostic, only the… Continue lendo Existentialism, Gnosticism, Nihilism: Culianu on Cioran

In dialogo con Mirko Integlia su «Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran»

ORIZZONTI CULTURALI ITALO-ROMENI, n. 12, dicembre 2019, anno IX È stato pubblicato da poco un nuovo libro su Cioran, uno importantissimo, a giudicare dal tema e dall’approccio: Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2019), scritto dal filosofo e teologo Mirko Integlia. Un’approfondita analisi storico-ermeneutica di questo che l’esegeta concepisce come… Continue lendo In dialogo con Mirko Integlia su «Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran»

“The Lonely Landscape: Poetic Existence (Heidegger and Cioran)” (Simon Obirek)

My favourite game of all time is Shadow of the Colossus. I've been playing it a lot, and I made this video essay to illustrate just how much Fumito Ueda and Team ICO say about our existence as human beings. There's a lot of existentialism in the game, which is closer to poetry than video… Continue lendo “The Lonely Landscape: Poetic Existence (Heidegger and Cioran)” (Simon Obirek)

“The Nihilist as a Not-Man. An Analysis of Psychological Inhumanity” – Ştefan BOLEA

Philobiblon - Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities, vol. 1, no. 1, January 2015   “I was man and I no longer am now…”(E.M. Cioran, The Twilight of Thoughts) Abstract: A new philosophical and psychological concept is needed for the alienated and radically different human being according to the nihilist Romanian-French philosopher E.M. Cioran.… Continue lendo “The Nihilist as a Not-Man. An Analysis of Psychological Inhumanity” – Ştefan BOLEA

“Consciousness… the dagger in the flesh. An essay on Cioran” – Awet Moges

HYPERBOREANS, December 14, 2010 After 7 years, I was burned out by philosophy, yet I continued to haunt the philosophy section in search for anything radical and profound. Amidst the expected titles commonly found at any bookstore, sat A Short History of Decay. I pulled it off the shelf in the faint hopes of killing… Continue lendo “Consciousness… the dagger in the flesh. An essay on Cioran” – Awet Moges