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 ...

On Leo Shestov’s Balance: Beyond Truth and Falsehood

Nikolai Ivanov

State University of Sankt-PetersburgSummaryThe contribution presents contemplations based on Shestov‘s thoughts on groundlessness. When thinking loses the ground under its feet, says Shestov, the horizon of »divine groundlessness« opens up. This means that if we continue to lean on the self-evidences of our reason as if they were that which truly exists, we arrive at an abyss. It appears that we are only giving, through reason, our own values to being. This is because the reasons of reason speak of themselves and their validity and say nothing about the real. In this way reason also deforms our sensuality, deceives our...