CREENCIAS

CIORAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cuánto no adoramos lo que damos en llamar ritmo de los tiempos!:

“Al transformarnos en frenéticos, el cristianismo nos preparaba, a pesar de si mismo, a engendrar una civilización de la que él es víctima”.

(CIORAN, “CT”)

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THE NEGATIVE OF HAPPINESS

THE NEGATIVE ONTOLOGY OF HAPPINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ONE OF HIS MOST ILLUMINATING OBSERVATIONS ON HUMAN EXISTENCE, ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER MADE THE CASE THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “POSITIVE” HAPPINESS, OR, TO PUT IT ANOTHER WAY, THAT HAPPINESS IS SOMETHING THAT EXISTS, IN ITSELF, WITH DEFINITIVE CHARACTERISTICS OR QUALITIES. RATHER, HAPPINESS IS NEGATIVE, DEFINED BY THE ABSENCE OF SUFFERING, PAIN, AND DESPAIR. SUCH A POSITION IS CRITICAL TO SCHOPENHAUER’S PHILOSOPHICAL PESSIMISM.

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HEIGHTS OF DESPAIR

CIORAN DEM

 

 

 

 

 

Cioran pushed his bleak nihilism to new “heights of despair” (the title of his first Romanian work fifteen years earlier). One can well understand why this book had such resonance just after the war, with its passionate, forensic, often lyrical reflections on the origins of fanaticism.

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ABSURD TEMPORALITY

CADUTI DAL TEMPO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO AM I, IF NOT THE SICKLY EMBODIMENT OF MY OWN TEMPORALITY? THE SO-CALLED “HUMAN CONDITION”: THAT ULTIMATELY VAIN AND INEFFECTUAL INTERRUPTION OF NOT-BEING, IS A CRUEL DIALECTICAL JOKE; A POINTLESS AND IRREVOCABLE MISTAKE BROUGHT ABOUT BY A BIRTH IN WHICH WE HAD NO SAY.

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DEAD GOD:SOLAR ANUS

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

 

 

Bataille ends an early article entitled ‘Propositions’ with the words: ‘the true universality is the death of God’. He is insistent, throughout the entire sweep of his work, that the death of God, as announced in Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, is to be thought of as a religious event, indeed, as the positive end of religion (as zero).

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