• Dana ŢABREA PhD, “Al.I. Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania). Title of the PhD thesis: <i>The Development of Metaphysics as a Hermeneutics. Robin George Collingwood</i>.


Romanian philosophys, metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, hermeneutics, presupposition


The idea of presuppositions that made career in Collingwood’s philosophy, especially as the idea of absolute presuppositions, influenced in a considerable manner Romanian philosophy and this is what I intend to explore in my present study. Generally, Romanian authors analyzed the role and function of presuppositions within epistemology (Mircea Flonta, Ilie Pârvu), some of them were mainly interested in how philosophy converts into a historical discipline without overlooking that Collingwood anticipated the hermeneutic turn in philosophy (Florin Lobont) and some others offered interesting perspectives on how presuppositions can be characterized from the point of view of a philosophy of language (Adrian Paul Iliescu, Valentin Muresan). I was myself interested in the issue of presuppositions opening new paths of (re)interpreting them and insisting upon the hermeneutical role of Collingwood’s metaphysics.


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