“The Pleasures of Pessimism” (Tim Parks)

The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2017 Why do we read writers who are profoundly pessimistic? And what sense are we to make of their work in our ordinary, hopefully not uncheerful lives? I am not speaking about the sort of pessimism concerned with the consequences of our electing this or that president,… Continue lendo “The Pleasures of Pessimism” (Tim Parks)

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“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