“An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

Justification by Providence is the quixotism of theology.The adjective satanic, which [De Maistre] applied to the French Revolution he might just as well have extended to all events [...] especially the most important one: the Creation.E. M. CIORAN “Nothing is where it belongs”: the refrain of all emigrations, and also the point of departure for… Continue lendo “An Essay On Reactionary Thought”: De Maistre’s divine providentialism vs. Cioran’s atheodicy

“A ética e a finalidade da existência” – John GRAY

John Gray, filósofo britânico, reflete sobre a relação entre viver eticamente e a crença em um grande propósito. Gray traz a filosofia oriental e correntes de pensamento como os céticos e os estoicos para lembrar como, mesmo certos da ignorância frente aos porquês da vida, é possível vivê-la de forma justa e sábia. Conferencista do… Continue lendo “A ética e a finalidade da existência” – John GRAY

“Hans Blumenberg’s The Legitimacy of the Modern Age” – Robert M. WALLACE

Hans Blumenberg's The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is a book that rethinks both the substance and the process of Western intellectual history in a remarkably thorough and original way, shedding light on some of the most difficult questions of our time. Die Legitimität der Neuzeil was published in 1966, the first major work of… Continue lendo “Hans Blumenberg’s The Legitimacy of the Modern Age” – Robert M. WALLACE