“Emil Cioran: nihilistul cu gândul la Dumnezeu” – Gabriela Pohoaţă

Revista COGITO, Vol. III, no. 3/September, 2011 Abstract: Towards those who consider Emil Cioran a convinced nihilist, our approach brings a new perspective about the Romanian thinker philosophical beliefs.Permanently thinking about God, the nihilism of Cioran is absorbed in mysticism. But, his mysticism is not a full one because it is not based on faith;… Continue lendo “Emil Cioran: nihilistul cu gândul la Dumnezeu” – Gabriela Pohoaţă

Agnosis: Theology in the Void (George Pattison)

IAGO I am not what I am. Shakespeare, Othello, I.I. FOOL Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle? LEAR Why no, boy; nothing can be made out of nothing. Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.4. It appeared to a man as in a dream - it was a waking dream - that he became pregnant with… Continue lendo Agnosis: Theology in the Void (George Pattison)

“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

Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran (Mirko Integlia)

“Better to never have been born!” This pessimistic declaration has been made at various points in the history of human thought, becoming a true philosophical system beginning with Arthur Schopenhauer in the nineteenth century. It was repeated by various philosophers in subsequent decades, though rarely with the tragic passion of Emil Cioran (1911-1995). A solitary… Continue lendo Tormented by God: The Mystical Nihilism of Emil Cioran (Mirko Integlia)

“Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett” (Roberta Cauchi-Santoro)

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Doctor of Philosophy, University of West Ontario, 2013 Abstract: In this dissertation, I question critical approaches that argue for Giacomo Leopardi’s and Samuel Beckett’s pessimism and nihilism. Beckett quotes Leopardi when discussing the removal of desire in his monograph Proust, a context… Continue lendo “Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett” (Roberta Cauchi-Santoro)

“Gnosticismo e Niilismo em Hans Jonas: o pneumáticos gnóstico enquanto primórdio do ‘indivíduo autêntico’ existencialista” (Renzo Nery)

intuitio - Revista do PPG em Filosofia da PUC-RS Resumo: O presente trabalho tem como objetivo analisar alguns aspectos relacionais do gnosticismo dos primeiros séculos cristãos e sua relação com o niilismo moderno, por meio da “interpretação existencial do gnosticismo” de Hans Jonas. Um desses aspectos investiga o esforço intelectual do filósofo em localizar no… Continue lendo “Gnosticismo e Niilismo em Hans Jonas: o pneumáticos gnóstico enquanto primórdio do ‘indivíduo autêntico’ existencialista” (Renzo Nery)

“Of Hatred and Solitude in the Works of Mary Shelley and E. M. Cioran” (Ştefan Bolea)

Philobiblon. Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research In Humanities, XXII, 2, pp. 105-116 (2017) Abstract Despite the fact that Mary Shelley and E. M. Cioran have never been previously analyzed in the same context (they belong not only to different ages but also to divergent genres), we will find that they share at least two similar… Continue lendo “Of Hatred and Solitude in the Works of Mary Shelley and E. M. Cioran” (Ştefan Bolea)