Ex-peira: The Scientific Experiment and the Spiritual Experience as Ways of Tryout


  • Dan CHIŢOIU Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Department of Philosophy Bd. Carol I, 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania


scientific experiment, spiritual experience, reality, Eastern Christianism, Byzantine spirituality


The current paper aims to discuss the approach between the mystic's experience and the experiment of the scientist. The mystic experience is closer to what is proper to the scientific experiment: both are, finally, ways of tryout. This also means that both are ways to come closer to a deeper understanding of Reality

Author Biography

Dan CHIŢOIU, Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Department of Philosophy Bd. Carol I, 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania

Dan CHIŢOIU, Ph.D., Associate Professor, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania) & Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch. Author of the books: Virtute şi cunoaştere la Platon (Virtue and Knowledge in Plato`s Work) (1999); Repere în filosofia bizantină (Guiding Marks in the Byzantine Philosophy) (2003). He is member of The Society for Promotion of Byzantine Studies, The American Academy of Religion and Metanexus Institute.


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