• An Advocacy of the Homo Theologicus: Theologal Thinking and Being Toward Meaning
    International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. forthcoming.
    Human being is essentially a homo theologicus. Its thinking is a theologal way of being. The origin of theological thinking is the onto-existential condition of man as being in the world toward the Transcendence through death in the quest for Meaning. Transcendence is the perfect union of the ontological (Being) and the epistemological (Meaning) in an analogical relationship with the identity between “kalon” and “agathon” as present in Plato. There is an essential correspondence between Being an…Read more
  • Poetics of Dreams: Cultural/Narrative Meaning of the Dream-Chronotope in Calderon de la Barca’s La vida es sueño and Geoffrey Chaucer’s House of Fame.”
    with Inti Athanasios Yanes-Fernandez
    Mediaevistik: Internationale Zeitschrift Für Interdisziplinäre Mittelalterforschung 29 (1): 207-244. 2016.
    Sleep and dream visions as revelations, narrative devices, signs of illness, and aesthetic-artistic formulae alongside their interpretations, are common experiences shared by all cultures throughout the ages. They exhibit an astonishing variety of contexts and meanings. Rather than abstract time, with its mathematical indistinctness, a dialectical concreteness of signs and symbols in culture determines the specificity and character of dream experience and its complex hermeneutic.
  • Byzantine Sacred Arts as Therapeutic Way: A Medieval Pharmakon for the Cyberman
    International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society 4 (7): 1-16. 2017.
    Man is a "homo theologicus." The dominion of the cyberculture is determining the oblivion of the Sacred in a new fashion, creating fictional transcendences that replace traditional reality with cyberconstructions. We aim to show how man is essentially a theologal being and how the Byzantine notion of ϑέωσις (deification) as expressed in sacred arts can be a way of preserving human essence from its alienation in the fictional transcendences of cyberbeing. We approach cyberculture as a process of …Read more
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    David I. Dubrovsky and Merab Mamardashvili
    Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 24 (2): 301-341. 2019.
    In his speech “The European Responsibility,” the Georgian philosopher Merab Mamardashvili summarizes his utopia of a fulfilled humanity by presenting it as an integration of two main traditions: the Graeco-Roman and Judeo-Christian ones. In contrast, David Dubrovsky launches a new perspective for present and future human evolution: the cyber-superman, i.e. the perfect merging of human mind and digital brain—or the bio-digital interface. “Intelligence” here is not just an artificial by-product of…Read more