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Advocatus diaboli
Devil's advocate

Author(s): Ion Militaru
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Cioran; advocatus diaboli; God; Mephistophelian; usurper;

Summary/Abstract: Was Cioran a veritable “advocatus diaboli” as he is explicitly named in the above title? Cioran would never acknowledge this position and, probably, if he were to be confronted with this status, he would never accept it.The most significant aspect of this article is the emergence of such a philosophic view which is made from a secondary angle of the writing. Secondly, another striking characteristic of this article is the manner in which this view can be developed at such a large scale that even its own subject – Emil Cioran – can no longer contest it. Whether or not Emil Cioran was such an “advocatus” it remains unknown. Nevertheless, from this point of view, a coherent interpretation of his writings is undeniable.

  • Issue Year: 40/2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 93-99
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian