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
The project aims to bring phenomenology into dialogue with the effervescent research conducted in contemporary gesture studies, an interdisciplinary conglomerate comprising cognitive analysis, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, psychology, linguistics and ethnographic study as well as, more recently, film and media studies. (PCE Project. Director: Dr. Christian FERENCZ-FLATZ)
The present project offers an in-depth analysis of philosophical thought under the communist regime in Romania, combining hermeneutical analysis with comparative, historical, and quantitative research. (PCE Project. Director: Dr. Alexandru CISTELECAN)
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)