Philosophical Translations Seminar

Convenor: Grigore Vida

Every Friday, 14.00-17.00

We begin a new regular seminar at IRH–ICUB, dedicated to translations of classical texts in the history of philosophy and the sciences. The seminar aims to offer a venue and an expertise to scholars interested in philosophical translations. On the one hand, there will be meetings focused on specific translations, held by the teams actively engaged in them, where results can be presented and difficulties discussed. On the other hand, there will be open meetings, aiming to gather together more scholars and examine wider issues, like problems of philosophical translations in general, requirements of a critical edition etc. The meetings will take place at IRH–ICUB, but the teams will also organize travels to places like Noica’s hut in Păltiniș, as well as Sinaia, Buzău etc.

Current projects:

  • Francis Bacon, Novum organum (coordinated by Dana Jalobeanu). First meeting: 12 April 2019
  • The Leibniz–Clarke Correspondence (coordinated by Grigore Vida)
  • Martin Heidegger, Kants These über das Sein (coordinated by Cătălin Cioabă). Closed group

If you are interested in joining a project or proposing one, please send an email to