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  • Title: Emil Cioran – The nihilist thinking of God | PDF
    Author: Gabriella Pohoată (Senior lecturer Ph.D., – „Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Bucharest)
    Abstract: Towards those who consider Emil Cioran a convinced nihilist, our approach brings a new perspective about the Romanian thinker philosophical beliefs. Permanently thinking about God, the nihilism of Cioran is absorbed in mysticism. But, his mysticism is not a full one because it is not based on faith; it emerges from an intense subjective experience that brings Emil Cioran closer to Divinity.
  • Title: The Metaphysics of Music at Schopenhauer and Cioran | PDF
    Author: Ludmila BEJENARU
    Abstract: Since the first degrees of musicality of mankind, the music became a sphere of investigation for naturalists (Darwin), economists (Karl Bücher), philosophers (Spencer, Schopenhauer, Cioran), who tried to explain, through their theories, the process of the beginning and settlement of this phenomenon as well as its influence on the human being. Schopenhauer will consider art, and especially music, as the only liberating form from delusion and suffering, from the omnipotence will to live. Making a strange parallelism between music and the will to live, Schopenhauer will find between these two a report of identity: “the world is an incarnation of music as well as an incarnation of Will: There is no art besides music that expresses an ideal aspect of Will, the Will itself in its purest essence”. If at Schopenhauer the music expresses the Will itself in its purest essence, at Emil Cioran “the metaphysical madness of the musical experience… weakens the will to live and the vital main springs”. Through music Emil Cioran found the way to himself, to his ego and his profound musical nature. The moments of separating of the delusions world are for the human being moments in which the entire existence feels like a melody and all of the being’s sufferings assemble and melt into “a convergence of sounds, into a musical enthusiasm and into a warm and resonant universal community”, into a “sweet and rhythmic immateriality”. 
  • Title: Emil Cioran or the drama of a Romanian conscience | PDF
    Author: 
    Gabriella Pohoată (Senior lecturer Ph.D., – „Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University, Bucharest)
    Abstract: The idea of our article aims the unique attitude of the thinker Emil Cioran about the “transfiguration” of Romania, emanated from an unhappy conscience that lived the drama of remaining Romanian. Cioran remains a universal thinker that saw intuitively the demarche of history, but also lived and felt in a Romanian manner; that is why the “transfiguration” is a present imperative.
  • Title: Emil Cioran – A deconstructive philosophyPDF
    Author: Angela Botez (Senior researcher I, – Institute of Philosophy and Psychology, C.R. Motru, editor of Revue Roumaine de Philosophie)
    Abstract: For Cioran, expressing (something, someone) is the same with a postponed ripost or an aggression left for lateron and his writing is a solution, not to act, to avoid a crisis. His indignation is not as much a moral outset, as it is a literary one, the resort of inspiration, while wisdom wearies us of any momentum. The writer is a lunatic who uses in curative purposes these fictions we call words. For the Romanian philosopher the most uncomfortable relation is precisely with philosophy explaining that meeting the idea face to face incites us to talk nonsense, and clouds our judgement and produces the illusion of almightiness… All our deregulations and aberrations are triggered by the fight we lead with the irrealities, with the abstractions, with our will to conquer what does not exist, and from hereon also the impure, tiranical and delirious aspect of the philosophical works… | 
  • Title: Philosophical skepticism at the end of the XXth century | PDF
    Author: Marius Dobre (Scientific researcher 3rd degree, Institute of Philosophy and Psychology “Constantin Rădulescu Motru”, Romanian Academy)
    Abstract: The skepticism represented a strong philosophical movement, at the twilight of Antiquity, within the school of Pyrrhon, its subsequent apparitions within the history of philosophy being just some minor throbs. But skepticism is not yet dead. During the last century one finds on the stage of philosophy a thinker who was born in Romania and would later become famous, in France. We are dealing with a thinker – Emil Cioran – who speaks about philosophy, writing, birth, life, death, suicide, history, civilization, God, etc. in a skeptical manner, even if it`s a moderate skeptical one. It is a solitary phenomenon, and also a surprising one, totally against the optimistic stream of thought of Western society which was at its peak of civilization and of the triumph of prosperity.
  • Title: Clowns of potentiality – repetition and resolution in Gertrude Stein and Emil Cioran | PDF
    Author: Camelia Elias (Aalborg University)
    Abstract: N/A
  • Title: The anguishes of E.M. Cioran | PDF
    Author: Roger Kimball (The New Criterion, 1988)
    Abstract: N/A
  • Title: Pseudo-protreptikos | PDF
    Author: Ilie Pintea (Lecturer Ph.D, – „Spiru Haret” Univeristy, Bucharest)
    Abstract: This text is nothing more than a attempt to prove, by reductio ad absurdum, the truth of that Cioran’s sentence that states that the thought of those who expressed themselves in fragments and aphorisms cannot to be (fully) systematized, nor has to be systematized. It is also intended to be a playful, so cioranian, exercise of breaking this taboo. For the same reasons, to remain faithful to the commented author, nor the questions raised here will get a definitive answer, but will be kept in their proper uncertainty and somehow deliberate vagueness.
  • Title: Emile M. Cioran Looks at Rumanians and Hungarians. A Characterization or Caricature?PDF
    Author: Moses M. Nagy
  • Title: Cioran as a doctrinarian and idealist philosopher | PDF
    Author: Mara Maftei (
    Lect.univ.dr. Mara Magda Maftei, ASE Bucureşti)
    Abstract: This very short article aims at establishing some common points between three important philosophers Camus, Schopenhauer, Nietzsch, from which Cioran learnt to orientate himself in the philosophical environment. The suicide, the will to live and the will to power represent the key instruments by means of which Cioran built his own philosophical discourse. The philosophy of losing and of inability, but also of winning which prevails in the end, all helped Cioran to build his own vision over the way his obsessions may and can be thought.
  • Title: Nihilism as Axiological IllnessPDF 
    Author: Nicolae RÂMBU (Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences University Al.I.Cuza Iasi)
    Abstract: The presentation of nihilism as a phenomenon integrated in the category of illnesses is very common in the scientific literature. This paper is centered on the fact that nihilism is a major disease of the axiological conscience, an illness that can be diagnosed and treated by the philosopher like a ‘physician of culture’.
  • How to build an ‘anti-theology’ – the case of Emil Cioran
    Marius Dobre (Institute of Philosophy and Psychology ‘Constantin Rădulescu-Motru’, Romanian Academy)
    The article lays out a recipe for a possible anti-theology, in this case that of Emil Cioran: first of all you take the main figure of a religion, God, and you envelop him in a dark aura; then you discuss that certain religion by focusing on showing that it is at least weak, dying; third of all, but not without importance, you attack the other exponential figures of that certain religion, such as prophetical figures and saints and you try to hijack their message or significant deeds for the religion they belong to.
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  • The Context’s Influence on the Evolution of Cioran: The Options of an Engaged Philosopher – Mara Magda Maftei (Academy of Bucharest)
    The article emphasizes the ideological commitment of the philosopher Emil Cioran. It presents firstly Cioran’s works on the theme announced by the title, then the European context that determined the political option of Cioran and a brief analysis of his relationship with History during his French period. The antiSemitism of Cioran was favored by his attachment to a few philosophers, but also by the European extremist and anti-Semitic context. The article seeks to demonstrate that the philosopher Cioran, known more for his pessimism and nihilism, maintained in time an obsessive relationship with History. His political philosophy is as important as his subjective philosophy, better known than the former. | PDF
  • The Political Metamorphosis of Cioran – Mara Magda Maftei (Academy of Bucharest)
    This article insists on the nature and message of Cioran’s ideological writings. Lately, there have been published many studies, which attempt to demonstrate his commitment to the extreme right, also his oscillation between liberalism and totalitarianism. The article also tackles the issue of commitment of his colleagues of generation. | PDF

  • Cioran and the Worship of Apocalypse – Jon K. Loessin (Wharton County Junior College, article published in the 2007 Proceedings of the Association for the Scientific Study of Religion–Southwest, p. 45) | PDF

  • E. M. Cioran: The Conjurer of Beauty.  The murmur of the body in the contradiction of the language – Natalia Izquierdo López (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
    This essay deals with the aesthetic ideology, the style, the theory of knowledge, the conception of the subject and language of the Romanian writer E. M. Cioran. Leaving aside his widely publicised nihilism and scepticism, this essay focuses on the poetic nature of his aphorisms which is intended to create a place outside of the language contradicting the language itself. A place where concepts become something physical, like flesh-and-blood words where the poet poured everything he knows about the body intending to create a defamiliarization effect. | PDF

  • The philosophy of the absurd, as illustrated in Emil Cioran’s despair – Doru Enache (Lecturer in English Literature at Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Bucharest)
    The present article analyzes Emil Cioran’s well-known essay collection, On the Heights of Despair, explaining and illustrating the philosopher’s understanding of the absurd. The main ideas focus around the author’s approach to the meaning of life (or better said, to the meaninglessness of life), and around the efforts one makes in order to try to lend some noble purpose to one’s own existence. However, one’s only escape from the self-induced world of illusions seems to be the “passion for the absurd”. | PDF

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