“Viver sem crença nem descrença” – John GRAY

O Deus do monoteísmo não morreu, apenas saiu de cena por algum tempo para reaparecer como humanidade — a espécie humana caracterizada como agente coletivo em busca da autorrealização na história. Entretanto, assim como o Deus do monoteísmo, a humanidade é obra da imaginação. A única realidade suscetível de ser observada é o animal humano… Continue lendo “Viver sem crença nem descrença” – John GRAY

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“From Nietzsche to Ayn Rand” – John GRAY

Few thinkers were more different than Henry Sidgwick and Friedrich Nietzsche. Sidgwick was unfailingly conscientious in his pursuit of truth, Nietzsche an intellectual adventurer who came to doubt the value of truth. Yet the two converged on a vital point. Once theism is left behind, not only much of religious morality but ‘morality’ itself must… Continue lendo “From Nietzsche to Ayn Rand” – John GRAY

“Progress, the moth-eaten musical brocade” – John GRAY

A great American poet, John Ashbery, wrote that tomorrow is easy, but today is uncharted. He put his finger on our real weakness. It is not our ignorance of the future which is incurable. It is our failure to understand the present. Our view of the present time is overlaid with after-images from the recent… Continue lendo “Progress, the moth-eaten musical brocade” – John GRAY

“Ictiofídeos e liberais” – John GRAY

Em Da outra margem, coleção de ensaios e diálogos escrita por Alexander Herzen entre 1847 e 1851, o jornalista radical russo imagina um diálogo entre alguém que acredita na liberdade humana e um cético que julga os seres humanos por seu comportamento, e não pelos ideais professados. Para surpresa daquele que acredita, o cético cita… Continue lendo “Ictiofídeos e liberais” – John GRAY

“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