joi, 2 iunie 2016
The competition between the socialist / Communist social system and the capitalist social system elicited a need for secrecy. This ideological battle took place during the Cold War, which is conceptually defined as "the unarmed development of a competition between antagonistic social systems" where the goal is to "suppress" or "liquidate" the competition. This organized secrecy played a part in structuring life within each of these systems. The secret collections in Romanian libraries consisting of banned books contributed directly to this secrecy. Library secret fonds were used to control the circulation of information within a system or throughout other systems. These prohibited materials were withdrawn from circulation and kept confidential. Libraries kept lists of these fonds separate from the regular collection, and these lists were kept and updated throughout the years. During the Communist regime in Romania, the lists of forbidden books were considered "an efficient instrument for the political struggles from the inside of the Communist party." Library secret fonds are a symbol of the antagonism between the two political systems of the Cold War.
vineri, 6 mai 2016
One bi-lingual - hungarian-ENGLISH - meditation and research about the Illness
and the Living Being.
Concentrated, of course, to the specific HUMAN reporting to them.
The book investigates philosophically the issue of human illness and its organic pertinence to the meaning of human life starting from the recognition that the dangerous encounter with the experience of illness is an unavoidable – and as such crucial – experience of the life of any living being. As for us humans, there is probably no mortal man who has never suffered of some – any! – kind of disease from his birth to the end of his life… Illness is therefore an experience or outright a danger of existence and its possibility, as well as a way of being that nobody has ever been and will ever be ontological or existentially exempted from. So, it may well be “arbitrary” or “accidental” which disease affects which being or person, when and to what degree, in what way, etc., but it is factually unavoidable that in the course of one’s entire life – from its very beginning to its very end – one would never fall ill in some respect. The paper discusses this issue by the ontological investigation of possibility. Together with the analyses about of the origins and history of the MEDICINE.
The english CONTENTS
Illness – A Possibility of the Living Being
Prolegomena to the Philosophy of Human Illness ............................................. 127
Sketchy considerations regarding the problems
of Christian medicine and Christian healing ...................................................... 135
A dialogue-attempt with Aristotle:
Dynamis, energeia, entelecheia, and steresis ...................................................... 147
The book is FREE downloadable from:
About the author:
Dr. István Király V. is Professor Associate at the Hungarian Department of Philosophy of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. Between 1995 and June 2015 he was Chief editor of the journal Philobiblon - Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities. His main fields of philosophical interest are the subjects of the Secret and the Death. For more details see: ResearcherID:B-6100-2012; OrcidID:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1255-3230; ; https://ubbcluj.academia.edu/IstvanKiralyV ; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Istvan_Kiraly_V2
joi, 5 mai 2016
NEW WAYS TO UNDERSTAND OUR HISTORY, MORTALITY and the TERRORISM !
DEATH and HISTORY by István Király V., Lambert Academic Publishing,
Saarbrucken, 2015, 180 p. ISBN: 978-3-659-80237-9
The analyses in the book investigate the possibilities and foundations of a completely new philosophy of history, although outlined in dialogue with M. Heidegger. The fundamental questions the author asks are: Why, wherefrom is there history? Why are we humans historical? Why is there historiography? Primarily and ultimately, the response to each of these questions is: because we are MORTAL.
Accordingly, the first chapter tackles the possibilities and lays the foundations of an ontology of history. Built upon these, the second chapter analyses the being of the PAST and its existential characteristics – as NOT-BEING-ANY-MORE, as HAD-BEEN-NESS. Chapter three turns towards the FUTURE and analyses its existential characteristics as NOT-YET-BEING. Chapter four is an explicit return to the dialogue with Heidegger, which surfaces the main aspects of the essential belonging together of the fundaments and origins of philosophy and history. The Appendix is an applied philosophical research related to the previous subjects which examines the interlacements of DEATH and SECRET in the phenomenon of TERRORISM.
The book is illustrated by the romanian artist: Teodora COSMAN.
We reproduce here the analytic CONTENTS:
Human Finitude and History - Prolegomena to the Possibility of a “Philosophy of History” and Ontology of History
- Heidegger’s phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle
- Leviathan and the “human things”
- Being and Time – death and history
Excursus: The Human life on Earth
- History – Freedom – Death
“HAD-BEEN-NESS” AND PAST – History and memory.
An Essay in applied philosophical dialogue with Martin Heidegger
Excursus nr.1: “The Nothing"
Excursus nr.2: On the "NEVER"
- A.) The temporality of the “phenomenon of guilt” in Heidegger’s work
- B.) The analysis of the “NEVER”
The Future, Or, Questioningly Dwells the Mortal Man…
Question-Points to Time
- The future and its coming
HISTORIALITY – MORTALITY – FACTICITY. The Foundation of Philosophy and Atheism in Heidegger's Early Works - Prolegomena to an Existential-Ontological Perspective
Life – Death – Secret – Terrorism
Illustrations: Teodora COSMAN, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles
About the author:
Dr. István Király V. is Professor Associate at the Hungarian Department of Philosophy of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania. Between 1995 and June 2015 he was Chief editor of the journal Philobiblon - Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities. His main fields of philosophical interest are the subjects of the Secret and the Death. (For details see: ResearcherID:B-6100-2012;https://ubbcluj.academia.edu/IstvanKiralyV ; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Istvan_Kiraly_V2 )