Category Archives: Shestov, Lev

Deborah Bird Rose

I just found this excellent presentation by Deborah Bird Rose, anthropologist, and author of books such as Dingo Makes Us Human: Life and Land in an Australian Aboriginal Culture.  It’s just under 45 minutes in length.  There are several other … Continue reading

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The irrational residue of being

[Here is a scintillating “mini-essay” from the pen of perhaps the greatest essayist Russia has ever produced: Lev Shestov.  It is the forty-third of fifty-two pensées originally published in a Paris-based Russian journal in 1922 and 1923, under the title … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 2

[… continued from last post] ◊ Hutton, Sarah, Anne Conway : A Woman Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).  I referred to this book in my entry for David Byrne, whose work is in many ways comparable.  Both authors have … Continue reading

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Irenaeus on the Fall

[This is something I posted yesterday at Arts & Faith.  Given how often I’ve written here about Shestov, and the topic of the Fall, it’s clearly relevant here too.  It also represents a shift in my thinking.] I just borrowed … Continue reading

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Shestov on cupiditas scientiae (lust for knowledge)

[This is a slightly revised version of something I posted yesterday at Arts & Faith.  Given how often I’ve written here about Shestov, it’s clearly relevant here too.  It’s in the context of a question I got as to the … Continue reading

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A “basis” argument for Shestov’s interpretation of the Fall

[This is a slightly revised version of something I posted several days ago at Arts & Faith.  Given how often I’ve written here about Shestov, it’s clearly relevant here too.  The context was a comment I received, to the effect … Continue reading

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Some postings elsewhere

I’ve been busy posting elsewhere the past few days, but the content is highly relevant here as well, and so I’ll link to it, here, here, and here (my moniker at the first two links is tenpenny).

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