“Eminescu şi Cioran. Pozitivitatea negativului” – Iosif CHEIE-PANTEA

Colocviul Internaţional Comunicare Şi Cultură În Romania Europeană (CICCRE), IV, 2015 Abstract: (Eminescu and Cioran. The positive character of the negative) Emil Cioran's admiration for Eminescu is total and constant. He considers that the great poet does not only reflect the expression of the Romanian soul’s essence, but also the huge creative force that saved us as a… Continue lendo “Eminescu şi Cioran. Pozitivitatea negativului” – Iosif CHEIE-PANTEA

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“The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

Southwest Philosophy Review 37(1): 219-228, 2021 Abstract: Emil Cioran offers novel arguments against suicide. He assumes a meaningless world. But in such a world, he argues, suicide and death would be equally as meaningless as life or anything else. Suicide and death are as cumbersome and useless as meaning and life. Yet Cioran also argues… Continue lendo “The Benefits of Being a Suicidal Curmudgeon: Emil Cioran on Killing Yourself” – Glenn M. TRUJILLO JR

“On Suicide” – SCHOPENHAUER

As far as I can see, it is only the monotheistic, that is to say Jewish, religions whose members regard self-destruction as a crime. This is all the more striking in that neither in the Old nor in the New Testament is there to be found any prohibition or even definite disapproval of it; so… Continue lendo “On Suicide” – SCHOPENHAUER

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Dealing with Christian superstition” – Robert M. PRICE

Superstition is more than just believing in fiction. It’s a dangerous incubator for cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, and warped perceptual filters. Most of all, superstition cuts us off from experiencing the sublime and engaging in deep introspection. We deal with Christian superstition, from the notions of eternal damnation to the idea of a personal Jesus… Continue lendo Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: “Dealing with Christian superstition” – Robert M. PRICE

“Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett” – Roberta CAUCHI-SANTORO

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Doctor of Philosophy, University of West Ontario, 2013 Abstract: In this dissertation, I question critical approaches that argue for Giacomo Leopardi’s and Samuel Beckett’s pessimism and nihilism. Beckett quotes Leopardi when discussing the removal of desire in his monograph Proust, a context… Continue lendo “Beyond the Suffering of Being: Desire in Giacomo Leopardi and Samuel Beckett” – Roberta CAUCHI-SANTORO

“Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity” (Jakub Urbaniak)

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 70(1), Art. #2117, 9 pages. This article seeks to explore the mystical approaches to suffering characteristic of both Buddhism and Christianity. Through the analysis of the meanings, the two traditions in question ascribe to suffering as a ‘component’ of mystical experience; it challenges the somewhat oversimplified understanding of the dichotomy ’sage-the-robot… Continue lendo “Suffering in the mystical traditions of Buddhism and Christianity” (Jakub Urbaniak)

“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)

“Traces of buddhism in the works of Cioran” – Marius DOBRE

European Journal of Science and Theology, June 2013, Vol.9, No.3, 95-104 Abstract: Emil Cioran spoke repeatedly about the injustice of birth, life and death. I chose these three themes of reflection to highlight any similarities between the Buddhist doctrine and Cioran's philosophy. But is Cioran an authentic Buddhist? Despite the connections made between him and… Continue lendo “Traces of buddhism in the works of Cioran” – Marius DOBRE