De Maistre, Baudelaire, and Original Sin: between Tyranny and Heresy as Radical Liberty (Joseph Acquisto)

"Freedom is the supreme good only for those animated by the will to heresy." Cioran, Syllogismes de l'amertume * The high stakes of any modern or contemporary discussion of original sin immediately become apparent: quickly divorced from questions of belief, original sin becomes the base of a political theology that veers toward tyranny. The authoritarian conclusions fall back, however,… Continue lendo De Maistre, Baudelaire, and Original Sin: between Tyranny and Heresy as Radical Liberty (Joseph Acquisto)

“Caindo da redenção: escrever e pensar para além da salvação em Baudelaire, Cioran, Fondane, Agamben e Nancy” (Joseph Acquisto)

Muito embora decididamente ateísta em sua orientação, os desenvolvimentos recentes na teoria literária e na filosofia continental suscitaram um interesse renovado pelo teológico. Na aurora de estudos como o de Charles Taylor, Uma era secular, os estudiosos colocaram em questão a hipótese da secularização pela qual o nascimento da modernidade no Ocidente representou uma ruptura… Continue lendo “Caindo da redenção: escrever e pensar para além da salvação em Baudelaire, Cioran, Fondane, Agamben e Nancy” (Joseph Acquisto)

“The Fall out of Redemption: Writing and Thinking Beyond Salvation in Charles Baudelaire” (Joseph Acquisto)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaURphP0lec In the nineteenth century and continuing to our own day, many atheist and agnostic writers have borrowed from a theological framework while refuting tenets of Christianity, especially the existence of a benevolent God and the possibility of redemption. Mid-nineteenth-century poet Charles Baudelaire goes further than many contemporary thinkers in identifying the consequences of refusing… Continue lendo “The Fall out of Redemption: Writing and Thinking Beyond Salvation in Charles Baudelaire” (Joseph Acquisto)