Dogma,Mystery,Censorship in The Trilogy of Knowledge by Lucian Blaga Cover Image

Dogmă, mister, cenzură în Trilogia Cunoaşterii a lui Lucian Blaga
Dogma,Mystery,Censorship in The Trilogy of Knowledge by Lucian Blaga

Author(s): Ioan Scheau
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Universitatea »1 Decembrie 1918« Alba Iulia
Keywords: Blaga; dogma; mistery; censorship; cognition

Summary/Abstract: This paper will present the main element of Lucian Blaga’s philosohy from The Trilogy of Cognition: dogma, mystery, censorship. Composed of three different parts – coresponding to the three volumes of Blaga’s trilogy: The Dogmatic Age, Luciferic Cognition and Transcendental Censorship, the study analyzes the aspects mentioned hereinafter. Firstly the matter of the dogma as a metaphysical formula of theology, which received a methodological meaning in Blaga’s view and was assumed by philosophy as a dogmatic method of cognition. This method cannot be applied in philosophical currents such as extreme intuitionalism or absolute positivism, but can be applied for the other philosophical currents, where they deal with the argument between the intuite world and the real world, namely the argument between concept and real. Then, the matter of cognition, as dual approach: the paradisaic cognition, focused on the object of cognition, and Luciferic cognition, separated from the object of cognition, but without abandoning the object, the mystery being now the object. The two types of cognition can function only together, because the paradisaic cognition – even if it could be sufficient for itself – is the key for the progress, and in order to achieve this it is based on the Luciferic cognition, which has a strong historical character. Lastly, it is mentioned the role of metaphysics and of science in cognition, because the philosophy must be metaphysics where mystery is the object of cognition. And then the following matter occurs: How much can we know? Can we study the mystery so profound until we reveal it entirely? And for Lucian Blaga the human cognition is limited, the role of the transcendental censorship being just that to limit the human cognition, to prevent human to know everything.

  • Issue Year: 16/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 247-256
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian