The Institute for Philosophy “Alexandru Dragomir”

was founded in 2009 under the auspices of the Romanian Society for Phenomenology, as a private and independent Research Institute, aiming to stimulate the high-quality philosophical research, with a special interest on phenomenology, hermeneutics and history of philosophy.

Interdisciplinary research projects are also welcome, provided that a philosophical dimension is essential. The Institute works by carrying out research grants won by competition, or funded from public or private, national or international sources.







Alexandru Dragomir

Until his death in 2002, Alexandru Dragomir was known only as a strange figure who moved more or less mysteriously in Roman­ian intellectual circles. Everything that was known of him came from those who actually met him, because Dragomir never wanted to make himself known.

Indeed he had a sort of aversion towards the idea of becom­ing a public figure. It was known that back in the ’40s he had been a student of Heidegger’s, studying for a PhD degree in Freiburg.

Those who had the chance to meet him during the last decades of his life said that he possessed a fabulous philosophical knowledge, that he was bril­liant as a thinker, and had an insightful and lively mind.

Our Latest Projects

2020 – 2022: “I was there.” Laying the Foundations for a Comprehensive Phenomenology of Testimony

The underlying premise of our project is that only a phenomenology which is open to historical hermeneutics and which develops its analyses in the horizon of a philosophical anthropology of the subject is able to capture adequately the fundamental structures of the experience of testimony and to account for the new dimension of subjectivity… (TE Project Director: Dr. Paul MARINESCU)

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