"Aievea" la începuturile ontologiei în limba română: momentul Bărnuţiu
"Aievea" in the beginnings of ontology in Romanian: Simion Barnutiu’ s contribution

Author(s): Titus Lates
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Aievea; aievime; ontology; modality; existence; reality; possibility; actuality

Summary/Abstract: The Romanian word “aievea” usually means “true”, “clear”, “evident”. S. Barnutiu, while translating from Handbuch der Philosophie und der philosophischen Literatur by W. T. Krug, during 1832-1839, revealed the conceptual value of “aievea”, which includes the meaning of actuality, reality and real existence. From this, Barnutiu derived the fundamental concept of metaphysics which he called “aievime”. This word can often be found in the chapters on ontology, especially to add new shades of meaning to the categories of modality. Unfortunately, in later translations by S. Barnutiu or by other authors, the word “aievea” and all its philosophical charge was given up, being replaced by words like “reality”, “existence”, “possibility” or “actuality”, depending on the context. However, writers with a more acute sense of language, such as M. Eminescu, I. Slavici or M. Vulcănescu, kept the word philoso¬phically alive, which proves it is worth continuing to probe its potentiality.

  • Issue Year: X/2014
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 17-26
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian