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Nimic, existenţă şi timp în viziunea lui Alexandru Dragomir
Alexandru Dragomir’s vision of nothingness, existence and time

Author(s): Remus Breazu
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Alexandru Dragomir; nothingness; existence; time; whatness; phenomenology.

Summary/Abstract: In a note from The Time Notebooks, Alexandru Dragomir states that nothingness is the existence itself, taken as now. The experience of this existence turns one into terror (deinos). The aim of this paper is to explain this peculiar note by making a hermeneutical reconstruction of the Dragomir’s fragmented work. Using a phenomenological method, Dragomir distinguished two layers of time: the objective time, with its three dimensions (past, present and future), and a fundamental layer, represented by a “primitive” now, which is equalized with existence (Sein). This existence is free from the objectifying power of whatness (quid), which is constituted in the past, thus the existence is a sort of nothingness. The Dragomir’s vision of time finds itself at the intersection of phenomenology and ancient Greek ideas.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 115-124
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian