Some Issues of the Lucian Blaga – Iosif Brucăr Debate Cover Image

Aspecte ale dialogului polemic Lucian Blaga–Iosif Brucăr
Some Issues of the Lucian Blaga – Iosif Brucăr Debate

Author(s): Ionuţ-Constantin Isac
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Lucian Blaga; Iosif Brucăr; metaphysics; epistemology debate; phenomenology; non-symbolic phenomenology; interpretation.

Summary/Abstract: This paper focuses on the interwar Blaga–Brucăr debate that revealed over their correspondence Brucăr’s genuine conviction that Blaga’s metaphysics was derived from or was a kind of Husserlian phenomenology. This claim was based on the assumption that the methodology used by Blaga in the Trilogy of Knowledge is essentially Husserl’s. On the contrary, Blaga’s explicit replies structure themselves in as many as arguments in favour of the originality of his metaphysics, thus denying Brucăr’s “hard” interpretation. However, accounting for the new contributions that non-symbolic phenomenology advanced in the last two decades (especially by Jacques Garelli and Marc Richir) means to rethink the whole subject-matter; we believe that the case might be reopened in the meaning of researching Blaga’s metaphysics by using the tools of the “new” phenomenology (i.e. in a “soft” interpretation). This way, one may continue the spread-out and comprehension of the Blaganian metaphysics in today philosophical world – a task yet unfulfilled in spite of many commendable efforts.

  • Issue Year: XII/2014
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 305-314
  • Page Count: 10