Third chapter of Because I Love You, You Will Not Be Born!

CHAPTER 3 LETTERS OF ABSTENTION¹ (TO BE BORN OR NOT TO BE BORN, THAT IS THE QUESTION) (The brief and abrupt correspondence between the young negative philosopher Thiago di Diabolis and the austere teacher Julius von Kabra, possible descendant of Julio Cabrera) PREFACE LETTERS Brasília, Maypril 25, 2120 Dear Mr. Diabolis: I would like to … Continue reading Third chapter of Because I Love You, You Will Not Be Born!

Second chapter of Because I Love You, You Will Not Be Born!

Disclaimer: It is not possible to ask for Thiago's permission to translate this chapter into English (sadly, he ended his own life in 2015). However, Cabrera (who knew Thiago personally and was a co-author of this book) informed me that Thiago would certainly wish to see his chapter translated, and Thiago's channel on Youtube contains … Continue reading Second chapter of Because I Love You, You Will Not Be Born!

Project of Negative Ethics

This is an English translation of the first chapter of Julio Cabrera's Projeto de Ética Negativa (1989). The full book in Portuguese can be accessed here. SUMMARY Preface .......... 7 I.  Parenthood and abstention .......... 17 II.  Suicide .......... 33 III. Small murders .......... 51 IV.  Concealment of non-being. Illusion and survival .......... 69 V.   Ethical discourse … Continue reading Project of Negative Ethics

First chapter of Because I Love You, You Will Not Be Born!

This is an English translation of the first chapter of the book Porque te amo, Não Nascerás! Nascituri te Salutant (2009). I was given permission by Julio Cabrera in an email exchange with him to translate this chapter and upload it here. The original book in Portuguese can be accessed here or here (alternative link). … Continue reading First chapter of Because I Love You, You Will Not Be Born!