How you can become wiser (without reading)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrLGpRnpfNA "I love reading but humanity's wisest people often say wisdom cannot be found in books. How then can you and I become kinder and wiser?", says George Thompson. Cioran thought the same way himself. When a young insomniac man, he was once reading Kierkegaard and the gardener who worked for his sister, Virginia, said… Continue lendo How you can become wiser (without reading)

“Encounters with the void” (E.M. Cioran)

The Hudson Review, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring, 1970), pp. 37-48 Transl. by Frederick Brown THE MORE WE PONDER Buddha's last exhortation: "Death is inherent in all compound things. Work relentlessly for your salvation"-the more we are disturbed by the impossibility of feeling ourselves an aggregate, a transitory, if not fortuitous combination of elements. We… Continue lendo “Encounters with the void” (E.M. Cioran)

“Cioran and Gnosticism” (Ciprian Sonea)

STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABEŞ-BOLYAI THEOLOGIA ORTODOXA, vol. 63, no. 1, June 2018 Abstract: This study presents Cioran’s relation with Gnosticism that is marked by the fragmentary and contradictory style of Romanian thinker. This is caused by the specific ambivalence signaled by the Romanian essayist, ambivalence that is affirmed by the vitalist standpoint, and negated by the… Continue lendo “Cioran and Gnosticism” (Ciprian Sonea)

“Husserl and Shestov: philosophical antipodes” (Katarzyna Szepieniec)

ARGUMENT, vol. 4 (1/2014), pp. 135–153. ABSTRACT: The paper contains the general characteristics of the relation between Lev Shestov’s philosophy of existence and transcendental phenomenology of Edmund Husserl. The analysis was largely inspired by Cezary Wodziński’s research on Shestov’s writings, including his book published in Polish entitled Wiedza a zbawienie. Studium myśli Lwa Szestowa (1991).… Continue lendo “Husserl and Shestov: philosophical antipodes” (Katarzyna Szepieniec)