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The Dada Philosophy

Author(s): Radu Cernătescu
Subject(s): Philosophy, Jewish studies, Aesthetics, Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Dada; East; kabbalah; hasidism; metametaphisics; Eliahu Cohen Itamari; Baal-Şem-Tov; postmodernism;

Summary/Abstract: In the author's opinion, the Dada movement was more philosophical than it is commonly accepted. Beyond the aesthetic revolt of the avant-gardism, some authors, like Ilarie Voronca, Ljubomir Micić or Gherasim Luca, have tried to systematize a innovative philosophy, calling it integralism, zenithism or meta-metaphysics, which were all no more than isomorphisms of the same conceptual research. In order to discover the original Dada philosophy, the author starts his demonstration from the Jewish origins of many Dadaists, including Tristan Tzara himself. From this perspective, Dada reveals to be a hermeneutic view from Kabbalah to the world of words, a mistic interpretation of the total freedom held in the beginning by the divine logos that creates and reveals at the same time the history of humanity. Not coincidentally, the Dada started from Eastern Europe, where the belief in the freedom of the Words of God has become a common place in the Hasidic Judaism, the spiritual movement to which Tristan Tzara and many Romanian Dadaists belonged. From this rhizome would have grown not only the Dada movement of liberation under the authority of aesthetic, logical, ethical and social constraints, but also a metaphysics after metaphysics a philosophy that will be experienced and expressed by the postmodernity as well.

  • Issue Year: LXVI/2019
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 741-746
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian, Moldavian