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Re: [Sartre] Studia Phaenomenologica / Alexandru Dragomir

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    What s the title and where can I buy one -- if available in English? Jean O. B. Cristian Ciocan wrote: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased
    Message 1 of 2 , May 26, 2005
      What's the title and where can I buy one -- if available in English?

      Jean O. B.

      Cristian Ciocan <cristiciocan@...> wrote:

      Dear Colleagues,



      I am pleased to announce the publication of the last issue of Studia Phaenomenologica � The Romanian Journal for Phenomenology. It is a special issue, dedicated to a recent discovered figure of the Romanian Phenomenology: Alexandru Dragomir (1916-2002).

      Until his death in 2002, we were aware of Alexandru Dragomir only as a strange figure who moved more or less mysteriously in Romanian intellectual circles. All that we knew of him came from those who actually met him, because Dragomir never wanted to make himself known. Indeed he had a sort of aversion towards the idea of becoming a public figure. It was known that back in the �40s he had been a student of Heidegger�s, studying for a PhD degree in Freiburg. Those who had the chance to meet him during the last decades of his life said that he possessed a fabulous philosophical knowledge, that he was brilliant as a thinker, and had an insightful and lively mind. However, what greatly intrigued those around him was the fact that he never cared to publish a single page in his life. He always said that publication was of no importance to him, and all he was interested in was understanding. Hence he constantly refused to enter the cultural industry.

      Soon after his death in 2002, more than one hundred notebooks were found in his apartment, containing notes, commentaries on classic philosophical texts, essays of phenomenological research and analysis, and very precise and insightful philosophical descriptions. And what is even more important, many of them are original texts. Most of these texts are phenomenological microanalyses or subtle and incisive clarifications of various concrete aspects of the world in which we live. One can find texts on the mirror, on forgetfulness, on error, on how things get worn out, on waking up in the morning, on the spectrum of ugly and disgusting things, on attention, on making mistakes, on writing and speaking, on making distinctions among things, on being unique, and so on. There are very different and heterogeneous topics, as though Dragomir watched the diversity of the world through his acute phenomenological lens, for the sole purpose of his own desire to understand. His genius was to discover
      within the banality of the everyday events of our lives, within the most concrete experiences we deal with daily, within those aspects which we deem to be the most self-evident and implicit, the profound layers of meaning and fundamental significance, which he then analyzed with a fascinating sharpness.

      Yet, one topic remains constant: there are several notebooks, called Chronos, in which Dragomir thematically and systematically pursued the problem of time, over a period of several decades: the first notebook dates from 1948 and contains many notes written directly in German, while the last notebooks date from the �80s and �90s. It may be that the as yet unedited book on time will prove to represent Dragomir�s most important work. After the crucial discovery of Dragomir�s notebooks, it was possible to start recovering his work. The Humanitas Publishing House has already published one volume, Utter Metaphysical Banalities, edited by Gabriel Liiceanu and Catalin Partenie (that will be soon published in English translation at CEU Press). A second volume called Five Departures from the Present is in press. Six or seven further volumes await publication.



      Best wishes,

      Cristian Ciocan







      STUDIA
      PHAENOMENOLOGICA
      Romanian Journal for Phenomenology

      The Ocean of Forgetting
      Alexandru Dragomir - A Romanian Phenomenologist




      ALL ISSUES:

      vol. IV, nr. 3-4/2004 The Ocean of Forgetting
      vol. IV, nr. 1-2/2004 Varia
      vol III, Special Issue Kunst und Wahrheit
      vol III, nr. 3-4/2003 Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Chiasm and Logos
      vol III, nr. 1-2/2003 The School of Brentano and Husserlian Phenomenology
      vol II, nr. 3-4/2002 Varia
      vol II, nr. 1-2/2002 In Memoriam: Hans-Georg Gadamer
      vol I, nr. 3-4/2001 The Early Heidegger
      vol I, nr. 1-2/2001 Heidegger and Theology


      TABLE OF CONTENTS:

      INTRODUCTION
      ---------------------------------


      Paul Balogh / Cristian Ciocan
      Alexandru Dragomir. A Romanian Phenomenologist


      IN MEMORIAM ALEXANDRU DRAGOMIR
      ---------------------------------


      Walter Biemel
      Erinnerungen an Dragomir

      Gabriel Liiceanu
      The Notebooks from Underground (English translation by James Christian Brown)

      Andrei Plesu
      Fragments of a Portrait (English translation by James Christian Brown)

      Horia-Roman Patapievici
      The Lesson of Alexandru Dragomir

      Virgil Ciomo#351;
      Th�orie et pratique de la ph�nom�nologie. Une rencontre manqu�e

      Catalin Partenie
      Archive relief. Dragomir�s Perspective


      DOCUMENTS
      ---------------------------------


      Alexandru Dragomir
      The Protocol of Heidegger�s seminar of January 14, 1943 on Aristotle�s Metaphysics Book Theta

      Walter Biemel
      A letter to Alexandru Dragomir (1946)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      A letter to Martin Heidegger (1947)

      Martin Heidegger
      A letter to Alexandru Dragomir (1947)


      TEXTS BY ALEXANDRU DRAGOMIR
      ---------------------------------


      Alexandru Dragomir
      De l�unicit� (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      De l�erreur (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      De l�usure (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Dans la contr�e du laid-d�go�tant (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Dit et non-dit (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Que signifie � distinguer � (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Utter metaphysical banalities (English translation by James Christian Brown)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      About the ocean of forgetting (English translation by James Christian Brown)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      About the world we live in (English translation by James Christian Brown)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      De quelques mani�res de se tromper soi-m�me (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      L�attention et les cinq mani�res de quitter le pr�sent (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Du bien et du mal (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Sur le non-sens du pass� et de l�avenir (French translation by Michelle Dobr�)

      Alexandru Dragomir
      Chronos Buch I (German translation by M#259;d#259;lina Diaconu)








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