“Cioran: a Dionysiac with the Voluptuousness of Doubt” – Ion DUR

Preface Cioran's code Reading – or writing a book about Cioran – you cannot but help wonder if Cioran himself would have approved of such an enterprise. To comment on a thinker proclaiming the futility of all things and the primacy of delusion, is not this “the heights” - to use the word in the… Continue lendo “Cioran: a Dionysiac with the Voluptuousness of Doubt” – Ion DUR

“The fundamental idea of the philosophy of Lev Shestov” (Nikolai Berdiaev)

BERDYAEV.COM Several times already I have written in the pages of “Put’” about Lev Shestov. But here is a demand to speak otherwise about him, and to honour his memory. Lev Shestov was a philosopher, who philosophised with all his being, and for whom philosophy was not an academic specialisation, but rather a matter of… Continue lendo “The fundamental idea of the philosophy of Lev Shestov” (Nikolai Berdiaev)

“Insomnolent Anathemas – E.M. Cioran’s Unbelieving Gift to Theology” (Philip G. Ziegler)

Theology Today, 75(3), 391-398 Abstract: Over several decades during the second half of the last century, the Romanian-born Parisian intellectual, E.M. Cioran penned a series of uneasy works whose despondent obsession with God is matched only by their utter disavowal of the reality of the divine. Wrestling pessimistically with nihilism in world forged by chronic insomnia,… Continue lendo “Insomnolent Anathemas – E.M. Cioran’s Unbelieving Gift to Theology” (Philip G. Ziegler)