Evola on Carlo Michelstaedter, Part 2

Previous: ⇐ Carlo Michelstaedter Part 1 Next: Giovanni Gentile ⇒ The is the second of two parts, in which Julius Evola details his intellectual debt to Carlo Michelstaedter. From Saggi sull’Idealismo Magico. In order to illuminate Michelstaedter’s central problem, it may be useful to connect the concept of insufficiency or … Continue reading

Evola on Carlo Michelstaedter, Part 1

Next: Carlo Michelstaedter Part 2 ⇒ The is the first of two parts, in which Julius Evola details his debt to Carlo Michelstaedter. “Persuasion”, for Michelstaedter, is being and “rhetoric” is non-being, or becoming. Hence, he is attempting to describe the man who is persuaded, i.e., the man who has … Continue reading

To Be Considered a Man

For those young men who know too much, too soon. Lest anyone wake up in the morning with the belief that only he understands the world, we bring you this clip from Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498). This is what he learned as a young man from his time at the University … Continue reading

The Creative Power of the Individual

Evola concludes his discussion of privation with the observation that it is the Will that throws light on the unknown. The accumulation of knowledge is insufficient. There is a continuum between spontaneity and free will. Everything objective and necessary in experience — that is, everything experienced as “privation”, arises from … Continue reading

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