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Perplexities of Consciousness by Eric Schwitzgebel
The New Gods by Cioran
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Posted Apr 6, 2015 - 8:11 AM:

Maw wrote:
Perplexities of Consciousness by Eric Schwitzgebel
The New Gods by Cioran


Hey Maw, it seems like you've been reading some of Cioran's lesser known books. I have Heights of Despair and The Trouble with Being Born. Do you recommend any beyond these two?
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Thorongil wrote:
Hey Maw, it seems like you've been reading some of Cioran's lesser known books. I have Heights of Despair and The Trouble with Being Born. Do you recommend any beyond these two?


Cioran is one of my favorite philosophers and writers, so I would of course have to recommend all his works (although I haven't read Anathemas and Admirations, History and Utopia, or The Temptation To Exist...though they are on my bookshelf!). However if you wish to distill it down to three additional titles, I would recommend A Short History of Decay, which I would argue is his best work, as well as Tears and Saints, and All Gall Is Divided.
On Apr 6, 2015 - 7:31 PM, 180 Proof responded: Oh man, give Cioran's The Temptation to Exist a read (and, if you haven't already, The Trouble With Being Born & The Fall Into Time too) which IMO is also brilliant tonic. cool
On Apr 6, 2015 - 7:40 PM, Maw responded: I love The Trouble With Being Born, definitely one of my favorites of his. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find The Fall Into Time at an affordable price.
On Apr 11, 2015 - 3:39 AM, 180 Proof responded: http://www.hyperboreans.com/heterodoxia/?p=179 (a cogent blog post on Cioran)
On Apr 11, 2015 - 10:08 AM, Maw responded: Cheers cool
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Okay, I think I'll try to pick up Temptation to Exist and History of Decay for now, then. Thanks.
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Alphonso Lingis - The First Person Singular
Katerina Kolozova - The Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy
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