With Lucian Blaga, towards the vaults of the Romanian soul Cover Image

Cu Lucian Blaga spre tainițele sufletului românesc
With Lucian Blaga, towards the vaults of the Romanian soul

Author(s): Alexandru Surdu
Contributor(s): Mihai Popa (Editor)
Subject(s): History of Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: soul; categories of the unconscious; personance; depth psychology (noology); stylistic matrix

Summary/Abstract: The following study is an examination of Lucian Blaga’s concept of “categories of the unconscious” or, in quasi-Kantian terms, the transcendental categories that belong to the subject in itself (“Subjekt an sich selbst”). These constitute a profound layer of the soul. The unconscious is not only a warehouse for the residues of conscious life, but rather an alter-ego of said consciousness, of whose contents we find out thanks to the phenomenon of “personance” (per-sounding). The study brings into discussion the way in which Blaga thinks we access the categories of the unconscious, which are, in turn, structured on two levels (or steps): a sensory one (sensations, perceptions, representations) and a thinking (noetic) one. The latter is composed of notions, judgments and inferences. Blaga speaks only of notions, especially of their various types that he calls “abyssal categories”.

  • Issue Year: XII/2016
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 11-18
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian