The World We Live In by Alexandru DragomirThe World We Live In by Alexandru Dragomir

The World We Live In

byAlexandru DragomirEditorJames Christian Brown, Gabriel Liiceanu

Hardcover | December 28, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$126.67 online 
$151.95 list price save 16%
Earn 633 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This book contains twelve engaging philosophical lectures given by Alexandru Dragomir, most of them given during Romania's Communist regime. The lectures deal with a diverse range of topics, such as the function of the question, self-deception, banalities with a metaphysical dimension, and how the world we live in has been shaped by the intellect. Among the thinkers discussed in these lectures are Anaxagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Nietzsche.

Alexandru Dragomir was a Romanian philosopher born in 1916. After studying law and philosophy at the University of Bucharest (1933-1939), he left Romania to study for a doctorate in philosophy in Freiburg, Germany, under Martin Heidegger. He stayed in Freiburg for two years (1941-1943), but before defending his dissertation he was called back to Romania for military service and sent to the front. After 1948, historical circumstances forced him to become a clandestine philosopher: he was known only within a very limited circle. He died in 2002 without ever publishing anything. It was only after his death that Dragomir's notebooks came to light. His work has been published posthumously in five volumes by Humanitas, Bucharest; the present volume is the first to appear in English translation. In 2009, the Alexandru Dragomir Institute for Philosophy was founded in Bucharest as an independent research institute under the auspices of the Romanian Society for Phenomenology.

Alexandru Dragomir was born in 1916 in Romania. After studying law and philosophy at the University of Bucharest (1933-1939), he left Romania to study for a doctorate in philosophy in Freiburg, Germany, under Martin Heidegger. He stayed in Freiburg for two years (1941-1943), but before defending his dissertation he was called back to R...
Loading
Title:The World We Live InFormat:HardcoverDimensions:167 pagesPublished:December 28, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319428535

ISBN - 13:9783319428536

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

Part 1.- 1. Question and answer.- 2. Means of self-deception.- 3. Utter metaphysical banalities.- 4. On the nation.- 5. What is happening to us?.- 6. Four short lectures.- Part 2.- 7. Socrates: philosophy confronts the city.- 8. Comments on the Philebus.- 9. The world we live in.

Editorial Reviews

"Romania missed in Dragomir a valuable teacher, less gripping and hypnotic than Heidegger no doubt, but more congenial and digestible. The editors of this volume are to be congratulated for making amends." (Michael Inwood, Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 67 (268), 2017)