Lev Shestov Symposium. Fragments of the Afternoon Discussion

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Pavle RakI would like to underline one question which was touched in two contributions during this afternoon and that is: what is /the/ faith and what does the almighty God want from us? Sometimes I have the strong impression that Shestov and maybe God with him want too much from us and that this /it/ is something that almost nobody can accomplish. This sort of absolute faith – sometimes I have the impression that if we demand that from ourselves – that then we are in a helpless position.Matjaž ČrnivecWell, in my opinion Shestov is a very radical ...

Il rapporto Maritain – Chestov: tracce biografiche e possibili affinità intellettuali

Federico Skodler

Istituto Internazionale J. Maritain, TriesteSummaryThis paper deals with the relation between Maritain and She-stov. Deep differences existed in the thinking of these two philosophers, who met in 1937 thanks to Benjamin Fondane. Maritain places Shestov in the wake of Kierkegaard, Barth, Berdjaev and Léon Bloy. In his opinion, Shestov must face deep inside himself a substantial antinomy: he makes philosophy against philosophy, his thought a contradictory, yet deep and powerful form of Jewish thinking, of the eternal Jewish protest. Shestov is a precious stimulus for the renewal of religious thought thanks to his...