Antonio Vargas

Moses Atticizing

Antonio Vargas

I am currently a research fellow at the Martin Buber Society for the Humanities and the Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where since 2017 I have been working on diverse research projects on Proclus, Vicente Ferreira da Silva, and the Conservative Revolution. I successfully defended my PhD dissertation summa cum laude at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and am currently in the process of publishing a book manuscript based on my dissertation entitled Time’s Causal Power: Proclus on the Natural Theology of Time

Here at Moses Atticizing I look forward to developing projects that I deem to speculative or personal to pursue within an academic framework. My own calling to philosophy is earlier, broader and deeper than my university life, which started at an admittedly young age (16-17). Indeed, I only learnt that the abstract speculation that had absorbed me since at least the fourth grade was called ‘philosophy’ and that one could make a living off of it when I read (in translation) Rudiger Safranski’s Heidegger: Um Mestre da Alemanha entre o Bem e o Mal in high school. Since then I have been busy especially with metaphysical inquiry and I entered into the field of Ancient Philosophy more or less by accident, in part because only in the history of philosophy could I find metaphysicians that interested me. Prior to that I had an interest in politics that has been returning as an interest in political philosophy and especially the ideal of Empire, which promises to redeem the wandering existence that was already my fate even before I started an academic career. Last, but not least, I have for a couple of years I have been attempting to articulate an identity on the borders of gay and Catholic, a first articulation of which can be read here (in Hebrew).