Tag: Philosophy

An Important Announcement

Going forward, the purpose of this website will shift considerably. Its main focus will be to develop the dialectic of freedom, as explained by Nicholas Berdyaev in his magnificent study of Dostoevsky’s work, entitled simply Dostoevsky…

By Anton June 4, 2022 1

After Dostoevsky | The Light and Silence of the Room

The Light and Silence of the Room touches on considerations of Christian theology, inspired by the works of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov and The Devils), as well as on a number of issues related to the human condition: loneliness, love and family…

By Anton May 15, 2022 0

On Intimacy: Between Body and Soul

God is dead. So we were told. Nature is dying. So we are told. Communities are vanishing. So we are told. Where then can we find meaning? In the relationship between oneself and another person. Intimacy is key for such a relationship to develop. This essay argues this case…

By Anton April 24, 2022 0

The Brothers Karamazov: The Life, Teachings and Death of Starets Zosima, A Case Study for A Godless Society

Isaiah Berlin stressed that the Russian authors were primarily concerned with moral questions. This case study provides an insight into the moral questions related to faith and God which Dostoyevsky aimed to highlight in his magistral work, The Brothers Karamazov…

By Anton March 22, 2022 0

In Defence of Death

“We should be brothers and sisters, united by the moment of death, rather than standing divided, trembling in fear and greed. Look up at the sky at night – the moment of death is the beginning when we shall belong with the stars.”…

By Anton February 17, 2022 0

An Unbreakable Bond

“[…] in that unusual calm, surrounded by stillness, Emil understood what the words of the greatest philosophers and of the holiest monks could not explain: that the bond between him and his grandmother was unbreakable and eternal…”

By Anton January 23, 2022 0

Western civilisation and religion in a secular age

Can the Western civilisation be secular? Can religion and God be replaced by manmade alternatives like humanism and socialism? This essay traces the recent polls on this matter and looks back at history to learn how the spiritual abyss of the Western world has been produced…

By Anton January 17, 2022 2

Why many young Westerners hate Hitler but are unsure about Stalin? | Full Report

Orwell noted in 1944 that English intellectuals rejected Hitler at the cost of accepting Stalin. Hitler remains a symbol of evil and justly so. Stalin however, as a figure of international socialism, or communism, remains an uncertain name in the mind of many Westerns. This report explores why this is the case…

By Anton January 12, 2022 0

The Genealogy of Colours

Helena, twelve years old, is a blind girl who wants to know what colours are. But how can we explain what colours are to someone who never saw them? Breaking the barrier of blindness, reaching into the realm of the soul, where the answers to every question lie…

By Anton November 18, 2021 0

Shirts

Shirts is a short story that follows Bill, a corporate worker who aims high but realises that the corporate ladder he was meant to climb through hard work and dedication does not exist. A world of politics and propaganda, Bill realises what many of us already know…

By Anton October 26, 2021 0

The Arrest

Alexandru Ratiu was arrested on 29 October 1948. He spent 16 years in the communist prisons and gulags in Romania. This is the first article that details what happened – translated from the book “The Stolen Church”.

By Anton February 4, 2021 0

The Fall

“The Fall is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has lost his innocence and glimpsed the emptiness of his life, yet is happy to die”. This is a short literary commentary on “perhaps the finest and least understood” of Camus’s books” as Sartre said.

By Anton January 23, 2021 2

The Headless Hydra

The Hydra is an ancient concept, charged with all the fears and frustrations that are wired in us as creatures of stability, order and guidance. For example, in ancient Babylon, the myth of Marduk, the multi-eyed god, fought and killed Tiamat, a water dragon made of “watery” chaos.

By Anton August 17, 2020 0