“The Significance of Insignificance : Two Ways to Learn to Die in an Egocentric World” – Jeremy J. WISNEWSKI

Journal of Philosophy of Life, vol. 5, no.2 (August 2015):42-61 Abstract: The claim that philosophy is training for death has an astonishing pedigree. In both the East and the West, the oldest philosophical traditions maintain that philosophy’s central function involves coming to terms with mortality. My aim is to sketch two approaches to this question,… Continue lendo “The Significance of Insignificance : Two Ways to Learn to Die in an Egocentric World” – Jeremy J. WISNEWSKI

“Words of nectar and cyanide” (Joseph Bottum)

FIRST THINGS, May 2009 You can trace, through the history of philosophy, a line of aphorism”that odd, somewhat disreputable method of doing philosophy as a kind of bastard poetry. Maybe even as a kind of magic: truth as something to be summoned by careful incantation and the weird precision of a witch’s spell. It starts… Continue lendo “Words of nectar and cyanide” (Joseph Bottum)

“La mort apprivoisée contre l’éternité. L’antiquité et la contemporanéité selon Emil Cioran et Chantal Delsol” (Nelli Przybylska)

Zeszyty Naukowe, nr. 9, 212 Abstrakt: Stoicism is considered to be a philosophy of wisdom. Conceived in the Greco-Roman Antiquity, this philosophy constitutes a reference for many thinkers andwriters. Chantal Delsol, a French philosopher and anthropologist, integrates Stoicism into the European reasoning about death. This is nothing astonishing – Stoicism is especially concerned with the idea… Continue lendo “La mort apprivoisée contre l’éternité. L’antiquité et la contemporanéité selon Emil Cioran et Chantal Delsol” (Nelli Przybylska)