“Modernity and the theologico-political problem in the thought of Joseph de Maistre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A comprehensive comparison” – Alexandru RACU

Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the PhD degree in Political Science, University of Ottawa, 2013 [PDF] Abstract: In this thesis I compare the views of Joseph de Maistre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky with regard to the relation between modernity and the theologico-political problem. I… Continue lendo “Modernity and the theologico-political problem in the thought of Joseph de Maistre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A comprehensive comparison” – Alexandru RACU

“Death withouth death: Kierkegaard and Cioran about agony” – Ştefan BOLEA

In: Adriana Teodorescu (Ed.), Death within the Text. Social, Philosophical and Aesthetic Approaches to Literature (pp.72-83). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. Abstract: The following paper is concerned with the description of “agony” at Kierkegaard and Cioran. Taking into consideration that both authors have common traits as marginal philosophers and advocates of a mixture of existentialism and… Continue lendo “Death withouth death: Kierkegaard and Cioran about agony” – Ştefan BOLEA

Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

On 21 September 2019, the Nexus Institute — one of the most prestigious intellectual organizations keeping the spirit of European humanism alive — celebrated its 25th anniversary with a public symposium entitled ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited: Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times’, after the founding novel of the Nexus Institute, Thomas Mann’s The Magic… Continue lendo Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

“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)

“Cioran: Existentialism, Gnosticism, Nihilism” – Ioan P. CULIANU

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 “Cioran: Existentialism, Gnosticism, Nihilism” – Ioan P. CULIANU

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)