“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)

“Zen pessimism: on E. M. Cioran and non-being” (Brad Baumgartner)

CYCLOPS JOURNAL -- A journal of Contemporary Theory, Theory of Religion and Experimental Theory, no. 1, London, 2016, p. 10-26. [Pdf] Shock to the System Unlike systematic philosophers, many of whom spend large swaths of time grappling with the fastidious organization of their ideas, pessimist philosopher E. M. Cioran gained a reputation for dismantling the so-called… Continue lendo “Zen pessimism: on E. M. Cioran and non-being” (Brad Baumgartner)