“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