Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

PARABOLA - The Search For Meaning, July 15, 2015 Exploring the “hidden face of God” Desert and void. The Uncreated is waste and emptiness to the creature. Not even sand. Not even stone. Not even darkness and night. A burning wilderness would at least be “something.” It burns and is wild. But the Uncreated is… Continue lendo Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

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“To the Nothingnesses Themselves: Husserl’s Influence on Sartre’s Notion of Nothingness” – Simon GUSMAN

Taylor & Francis Online, 16 October, 2017 ABSTRACT: In this article I argue that Sartre’s notions of nothingness and “negatity” are not, as he presents it, primarily reactions to Hegel and Heidegger. Instead, they are a reaction to an ongoing struggle with Husserl’s notion of intentionality and related notions. I do this by comparing the… Continue lendo “To the Nothingnesses Themselves: Husserl’s Influence on Sartre’s Notion of Nothingness” – Simon GUSMAN

“The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

Binding contrast into paradox, Alan takes us on a journey through the psychology of mystical experience in relation to life and death, followed by a jaunt through the power of nothingness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acpeb1PCMiA In this episode of Being in the Way, Mark Watts opens the door to the vault, introducing two rare recordings from his father,… Continue lendo “The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

“Hacia una revalorización del abordaje filosófico de la nada” (Héctor Sevilla Godínez)

ARIEL - Revista de originales de Filosofía, mayo 2017, p. 39-46. Se realiza un breve recorrido a través de distintas posturas filosóficas y teológicas que han configurado el pensamiento antiguo y moderno. Iniciando con Leibniz y terminando con la propuesta de Mainländer, en un recorrido que abarca del s. XVII al XIX, el artículo ofreceun… Continue lendo “Hacia una revalorización del abordaje filosófico de la nada” (Héctor Sevilla Godínez)

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)

“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

“In praise of failure” – Costica BRADATAN

The New York Times, December 15, 2013 If there was ever a time to think seriously about failure, it is now. Costica Bradatan is an associate professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University and the religion and comparative studies editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the author of the forthcoming Dying… Continue lendo “In praise of failure” – Costica BRADATAN

“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)

“The Absurd and the Accedia as a major existentials in Cioran’s Udemiologic Analytics” (Vasile Chira)

REVISTA TEOLOGICA no.  97 (2015), nr. 4, p. 162-173 Abstract: The Cioran’s existentials are derivable and intelligible from nothingness with which the Roman philosopher substitute the transcendence. Nonsense of life not purely abstract notion, but a sensitive transcription of absurdity, translates to experience vertigo. This is the refutation par excellence of vertical position of the… Continue lendo “The Absurd and the Accedia as a major existentials in Cioran’s Udemiologic Analytics” (Vasile Chira)

“Notes on nothing: an inquiry into nihilism in Cioran’s thought and works” – Rodrigo MENEZES

Anale. Seria Drept, volumul XXVI (2017) la editura Mirton Timisoara, ISSN 1582-9359 Abstract: Cioran is often labeled as a "nihilist", which is to a great extent the result of his equivocal ties with Friedrich Nietzsche, one of his main youth influences. However, nihilism does not constitute a key notion in Cioran's writings, and neither does the… Continue lendo “Notes on nothing: an inquiry into nihilism in Cioran’s thought and works” – Rodrigo MENEZES