“Where sceptics fail” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

What is scepticism? How do we deal with our own cognitive dissonance? Can veganism ever be justified purely by reason? These are just some of the questions that Alex O'Connor, a.k.a. CosmicSkeptic, has been grappling with on his youtube channel, viewed by over 40 million people, for the past few years. In this interview, Alex… Continue lendo “Where sceptics fail” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

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“Deconstructing Jordan Peterson” – Alex J. O’CONNOR

Jordan Peterson is famously vague when asked about his views on the existence of God. He's more enthusiastic about discussing religion and scripture broadly, but still then leaves some mystery about his actual views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-yQVlHo4JA In this video, I try my best to identify and unpack Peterson's religious philosophy, before offering some objections. RELATED CONTENT:

“In Search of a Not-Man”: Nihilism, Antihumanism, and Dark Mysticism. An insightful approach to Cioran – Interview with Ştefan BOLEA

Ştefan Bolea is the author of Internal Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Literature. Reading the Jungian Shadow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). He is currently working as a researcher within the Faculty of Letters of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and as an editor of the literary magazine Apostrof. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the cultural e-zine EgoPHobia… Continue lendo “In Search of a Not-Man”: Nihilism, Antihumanism, and Dark Mysticism. An insightful approach to Cioran – Interview with Ştefan BOLEA

“Skepticism: Why critical thinking makes you smarter” – Bill Nye, Derren Brown & more | Big Think

"I like to keep an open mind... but not so open that my brains fall out."Lawrence Krauss (theoretical physicist) It's not always easy to tell the difference between objective truth and what we believe to be true. Separating facts from opinions, according to skeptic Michael Shermer, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, and others, requires research, self-reflection,… Continue lendo “Skepticism: Why critical thinking makes you smarter” – Bill Nye, Derren Brown & more | Big Think

“«Channels of Interference»: Maurice Blanchot and Emil Cioran” – Arleen IONESCU

Primerjalna Knjizevnost, Ljubljana, 45(1):189-208, May, 2022 ABSTRACT: Drawing on the concept of “literary interference” developed by the pioneer of poly-system theory, Itamar Even-Zohar, and expanded by other scholars, as well as on various interpretations of intertextuality, this article compares two twentieth century thinkers: the French writer, philosopher, and literary theorist Maurice Blanchot and the Romanian-born… Continue lendo “«Channels of Interference»: Maurice Blanchot and Emil Cioran” – Arleen IONESCU

Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, and the Dark Night of the Soul – Diana PASULKA

Diana Pasulka discusses Jung, Heidegger, and the recent UFO hearings. Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal (podcast). Diana Walsh Pasulka is a writer and professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5MuTHUbMUs Topics: IntroductionDiana's journey from "atheist" ⇒ "agnostic" (with respect to… Continue lendo Religion, Atheism, Heidegger, and the Dark Night of the Soul – Diana PASULKA

Richard Dawkins exploding at bullshit in the Bible | Truth Seeker

Constant attacks of bullshit made Richard Dawkins lose his cool and created a very awkward moment in the room. One essential voice in the matter is absent from the debate though: Harold Bloom (1930-2019). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTXN5nOstRs

“Genealogy of Fanaticism” – CIORAN

In itself, every idea is neutral, or should be; but man animates ideas, projects his flames and flaws into them; impure, transformed into beliefs, ideas take their place in time, take shape as events: the trajectory is complete, from logic to epilepsy . . . whence the birth of ideologies, doctrines, deadly games. Idolaters by… Continue lendo “Genealogy of Fanaticism” – CIORAN

“The Believing Brain: Ghosts, God and Politics” – Michael SHERMER

Michael Shermer, Ph.D., publisher of Skeptic magazine, speaker at the Reason Rally, Washington, D.C., lectures about skepticism and conspiracy theory. This lecture comes from Shermer's class, "How to Think Like a Scientist Without Being a Geek." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SujNne9ZJow Shermer is a professor at Chapman University and at Claremont Graduate University. Video produced by Panther Productions.

“Como se livrar da insensatez” – John GRAY

Quer aprimorar a arte da reflexão? Em vez de procurar comprovar suas crenças, busque contestá-las. Com base nas ideias Karl Popper e Barbara Tuchman, o filósofo John Gray traz suas polêmicas e necessárias reflexões para nos ajudar na superação de nossa própria insensatez. Um lembrete sobre algo básico, mas frequentemente esquecido: sim, nós podemos estar… Continue lendo “Como se livrar da insensatez” – John GRAY