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Mystic or Lunatic | C.S. Lewis and the Curious Case of Ezekiel Bulver

  • Eastside Visitors Centre (and online) 402 Newtownards Road Belfast N. Ireland (map)

In 1941 C.S. Lewis described the wish to write a biography on the life and thought of Ezekiel Bulver, a man who he claimed, was responsible for the foundations of 20th century thought. Foundations that ultimately undermined the legitimacy of thought.

In this seminar, I’ll be looking how Lewis’ satirical reflections on Bulverism have a surprisingly contemporary significance, cutting against the various claims of Identitarianism with an argument for the universal dimension of Reason. 

Along the way, we’ll also assess Lewis’ attempt to ground Reason in a transcendent source. An argument that foreshadowed his famous, and controversial, debate with Elizabeth Anscombe.

This Pyro-seminar will be held in front of a live audience in Belfast, N. Ireland. Single tickets cost $12 (around £10) and there is a discount ticket for groups of 5. If you are already a patron at Flame or above, the event is free to attend (with a plus 1), just drop me an email to let me know you’re coming.

As always, it can also be watched live or later via Patreon. To access this - and all other - pyroseminars, you just need to be signed up to the Flame level, or above, on Patreon.

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OTHER PYROSEMINARS INCLUDE:

  • Embracing the Absurd | Atheism isn’t Enough

  • Beyond Belief | Christianity and Ideology Critique

  • The Alien from Inner Space | Sin and Prometheus

  • On Love | The Unwanted Gift of Nothing

  • Embracing Failure | On Not Getting what you Want

  • The Tech of Pyrotheology | Transformance Art

  • The Tech of Pyrotheology | Decentering Practices

  • Freedom from Meaning | Drive, Grace, the Absurd

  • The Last Guru | On Fantasy and Transference

  • Escaping the Sitcom | On Brent and Gargoyles

  • Catching Light | Lewis and the Sublime

  • God After God | The Certainty of Doubt

  • Joined by Lack | The Ontic and the Metaphysical

  • Confronting the Holy | Whole or Hole

  • Losing the Lost Object | On Conversion

  • On Envy and Jealousy | Girard and Christology

  • Deranged Animal | Desire, Drive and The Thing

  • The Meaning in Life | Drive and the Transcendental

  • Alienation Times Two | Traversing the Fantasy

  • God Forsaking God | Conversion, Forgiveness, Joy

  • Who is No. 1 | Peterson, PC and the Unconscious

  • Is God Dead | The Event of Radical Theology

  • Mapping Pyrotheology | Returning to the Start

  • Problem or Symptom | The Zizek/Peterson Debate

  • The Magic Trick of Christianity

  • The Difference Between Identical Wines

  • Pyrotheology and Ultimate Concern