Becoming within Being

Becoming within Being

Becoming within Being

Becoming within Being

Synopsis

Under the title Becoming within Being, Constantin Noica, one of Romania’s foremost philosophers, brings together two essays, one dating from around 1950, the other from 1980. The two works have in common the idea of becoming within Being, first as it results from the history of philosophy, secondly as an attempt to reconstruct the science of Being, ontology.

This book is published as part of the project of promoting the Romanian Philosophy, a project implemented by the Romanian Society for Phenomenology with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and “Life-for-Life Volvo Romania” Foundation.

The translation of this book was supervised by Paul Balogh, Director of Zeta Books.

Excerpt

Under the title Becoming within Being, two essays are brought together: one dating from around 1950, the other from 1980. What the two works have in common is indeed the idea of becoming within Being, firstly as it results from the history of philosophy, secondly as an attempt to reconstruct the science of Being, ontology.

During the thirty years between these works, the author has brought into play the same idea at many different levels: in research into Goethe, in whose case a lived becoming within Being seemed to be decipherable, in opposition to his declared becoming within becoming; in the interpretation of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit; in research into a number of Romanian words and expressions; and in the analysis of the Romanian sentiment of being.

It is to be understood that volume 2, “Treatise of Ontology”, may be read separately.

The Author Bucharest, 1980 . . .

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