“A Short History of Authentic Time” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

According to a bon mot of Adolf von Harnack, Gnosticism signifies the acute Hellenization of Christianity. This bon mot would itself remain a profound remark only if one were successful in confirming the hypotheses about the non-Christian origin of Gnosticism. For, wherever Gnosticism may have arisen – in heretical and apocalyptic Judaism, in irrational dualism,… Continue lendo “A Short History of Authentic Time” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Gnosticism as negative psychology” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

In Gnosticism metaphysics is transformed into psychopathology and pneumato-pathology. It deems the arrival of the soul in the world to be a catastrophe of alienation; all life in the dazzling direction of the outward path is, in a fundamental sense, “grieving” – which is the effect of separating from the self. As a critique of… Continue lendo “Gnosticism as negative psychology” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

Human Robot Mass Production Process with New 3D Printer Factory in Korea | All Processes of World

What should we say to the antimodernist hysteria that has been blazing for centuries, now that it alleges that the human being would like to “become like God”? And if the answer were that, according to basic Christian doctrine, God wanted to become human, should anyone be surprised then that humans’ certainty of their distinguished… Continue lendo Human Robot Mass Production Process with New 3D Printer Factory in Korea | All Processes of World

In the Age of AI | FRONTLINE (documentary)

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dZ_lvDgevk FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of… Continue lendo In the Age of AI | FRONTLINE (documentary)

“El cinismo: ocaso de la falsa conciencia” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

Los tiempos son duros pero modernos.Proverbio italiano Y con todo no se veía a nadie que estuviera detrás de todo esto. Todo giraba continuamente alrededor de sí mismo. Los intereses variaban de hora en hora. En ninguna parte existía ya una meta… Los directivos perdían la cabeza. Se sentían totalmente agotados, esclerotizados… En el país… Continue lendo “El cinismo: ocaso de la falsa conciencia” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Twilight of the Gods” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

What should we say to the antimodernist hysteria that has been blazing for centuries, now that it alleges that the human being would like to “become like God”? And if the answer were that, according to basic Christian doctrine, God wanted to become human, should anyone be surprised then that humans’ certainty of their distinguished… Continue lendo “Twilight of the Gods” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“Do ennui ao êxtase: Cioran e o sentimento religioso da existência” – Rodrigo MENEZES

Quanto mais perco minha fé no mundo, mais estou em Deus, sem crer nele. – Será uma doença misteriosa, ou uma nobreza do espírito e do coração, que te faz ser ao mesmo tempo cético e místico?CIORAN, Amurgul gândurilor [O Crepúsculo dos Pensamentos] (1940) A acusação de “irracionalismo” oculta, muitas vezes, a defesa de um… Continue lendo “Do ennui ao êxtase: Cioran e o sentimento religioso da existência” – Rodrigo MENEZES

“Ne te quaesiveris extra: Bloom, Cioran e a autodependência” – Rodrigo Menezes

Apenas dura aquilo que foi concebido na solidão, diante de Deus, quer sejamos crentes quer não.CIORAN, Do inconveniente de ter nascido, p. 54. Crer em Deus nos dispensa de crer em qualquer outra coisa – o que é uma vantagem inestimável. Sempre invejei os que creem nele, ainda que crer-se Deus me pareça mais fácil do… Continue lendo “Ne te quaesiveris extra: Bloom, Cioran e a autodependência” – Rodrigo Menezes

“The Selfless Revanchist: a note on Cioran” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

Cioran reveals himself to be a dark doppelganger of Heidegger. Where the latter elaborated the crypto-Catholic thesis that thinking means thanking, Cioran unfolds the black-Gnostic counter-thesis that thinking means avenging oneself. In both cases thinking is a corresponding: a logical gathering and giving back of that which was sent to the thinker as a gift… Continue lendo “The Selfless Revanchist: a note on Cioran” – Peter SLOTERDIJK

“John Gray e o equívoco do gnosticismo” – Rodrigo MENEZES

Em A alma da marionete (The Soul of the Marionette, 2015), John Gray dava indícios de compreender equivocadamente o assim-chamado "gnosticismo": a gnose da heresia gnóstica surgida no cristianismo primitivo, nos primeiros séculos da nossa era, e ressurgida na Idade Média, entre os cátaros e outros grupos religiosos sectários. Ele escreve: Hoje em dia, muitas… Continue lendo “John Gray e o equívoco do gnosticismo” – Rodrigo MENEZES