“The Revelation of Philip K. Dick” – John GRAY

It would be hard to find a more striking statement of a Gnostic world-view than this: Behind the counterfeit universe lies God … It is not a man who is estranged from God; it is God who is estranged from God. He evidently willed it this way at the beginning, and has never since sought… Continue lendo “The Revelation of Philip K. Dick” – John GRAY

On Love – Jacques Derrida (2002)

Jacques Derriva philosophizes about love, making a distinction between the "who", that is the person who is loved as such, and the "what", the particular attributes and aspects that are loved notwithstanding the person as such. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jv36ErwRM From the documentary Derrida (2002), an American production directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman. It premiered… Continue lendo On Love – Jacques Derrida (2002)

Conversas sobre neoplatonismo – Dominic O’MEARA

Dominic O'Meara é professor aposentado da Université de Fribourg. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_plDQW2rlg

“Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

Nae Ionescu (1890-1940), a Philosophy professor at the University of Bucharest in the inter-war period, and the mastermind of the Iron Guard who co-opted Cioran's young generation of intellectuals (tânăra generaţie of 1927) into the Legionary movement (Ionescu only adhered to the Iron Guard due to a grudge with the king); Julius Evola (1898-1974), an… Continue lendo “Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

“Philosophy and the family” – Vittorio HÖSLE

THE FAMILY AND INTEGRAL ECOLOGY webinar In view of the 2022 (April 27-28-29) PASS Plenary on ‘The Family as a Relational Good: the Challenge of Love’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjfn-Pa2DlE&t=390s Stefano Zamagni, Vittorio Hösle, Gustavo Beliz, Rocco Buttiglione and general discussions. The family is, like other social institutions (economy, politics), based on biological needs. Organisms need to reproduce,… Continue lendo “Philosophy and the family” – Vittorio HÖSLE

“The Contingency of Selfhood” – Richard RORTY

As I was starting to write on the topic of this chapter, I came across a poem by Philip Larkin which helped me pin down what I wanted to say. Here is the last part of it: And dace you have walked the length of your mind, what You command is as clear as a… Continue lendo “The Contingency of Selfhood” – Richard RORTY

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism” – Miguel CONNER

Any true ecstasy is dangerous. It resembles the last stage of initiation in the Egyptian mysteries when, instead of the ultimate knowledge, one is told, "Osiris is a black divinity." The absolute remains unknowable. I see a form of madness, not of knowledge, in the ecstasy of life's ultimate origins. You cannot experience it except… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism” – Miguel CONNER

“Why we fail and how” – Costica BRADATAN

Los Angeles Review of Books, September 24, 2017 DIOGENES THE CYNIC (c. 412 BC–323 BC) apparently had to flee his native city of Sinope because he was caught in a scandal involving the defacement of Sinopean currency. He managed to save face, though, and switched from a failing career in counterfeiting to a more promising… Continue lendo “Why we fail and how” – Costica BRADATAN

“E.M. Cioran: The Delusions of our Sadness” (S.C. Hickman)

DARK CHEMISTRY - Philosophy, Art, and Ecology at the crossroads of Speculative Realism, November 11th, 2010 "However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness, and caprice."       … Continue lendo “E.M. Cioran: The Delusions of our Sadness” (S.C. Hickman)

“The Philosophy of Insomnia” – Willis G. REGIER

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2011. Hegel wrote in his Elements of the Philosophy of Right that the owl of Minerva flies only at night. It hoots at insomniacs. I know. I'm one. Bruises, red eyes, and research remind me that insomnia breaks down body and soul. Noisy neighbors, crying kids, overwork, bad food, sickness, pain,… Continue lendo “The Philosophy of Insomnia” – Willis G. REGIER