Volume II, Issue 4, 2015

Volume II, Issue 4, 2015

Le self dans l’ouvrage de Ricœur Soi-même comme un autre. L’attestation de soi : certitude et fragilité du self (pages 431–445)

Annie Barthélémy ABSTRACT: The paper aims to explain how Paul Ricœur’s phenomenological and hermeneutic approach offers an original theory of the self as self-attestation. Considering useful an approach that combines the psychological uses of the notion of self with a reflection on one’s capacity to design himself/herself as a person, the paper offers a thorough analysis of Ricœur’s work Soi-même ... Read More »

The Phenomenology of Religious Life: From Primary Christianity to Eastern Christianity (pages 447–462)

Alexandru Bejinariu ABSTRACT: In this paper I attempt a reading of Heidegger’s interpretations of St. Paul’s Epistles in light of the distinction between Eastern and Western thought. To this end, I suggest that Heidegger’s recourse to the Paulinic texts represents his endeavor to gain access to the original structures of life by circumventing the metaphysical framework of Greek (Plato’s and ... Read More »

Does the Origin of Normativity Stem from the Internalization of Dominance Hierarchies? (pages 463–478)

Emilian Mihailov ABSTRACT: Many natural scientists explain the evolutionary origin of morality by documenting altruistic behaviour in our nearest nonhuman relatives. Christine Korsgaard has criticized such attempts on the premise that they do not put enough effort in explaining the capacity to be motivated by normative thoughts. She speculates that normative motivation may have originated with the internalization of the ... Read More »

Minding Literature’s Business: Cultivating a Sense of Evanescence Within Political Affairs (pages 481–491)

Roxana Patraș ABSTRACT: The paper investigates the relationship between political oratory and literature in Romania during the second part of the 19th century. Extending the theories of Jacques Rancière, Fredric Jameson, Slavoj Žižec, and Leonidas Donskis, I analyze the relationship between politics and literature by comparing a set of illustrative speeches delivered by Take Ionescu and P. P. Carp, who ... Read More »

Transduction and Meaning–Making Issues Within Multimodal Messages (pages 495–504)

Oana Culache ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes transduction as an action of transposing information from one mode to another within the communication process and its implications in terms of meaning and coherence of a multimodal message. First, I discuss the multimodal method and its conjunction with some key concepts such as: sign, meaning, mode, transduction. Secondly, I approach transduction as an ... Read More »

Contemporary Representations of the Female Body: Consumerism and the Normative Discourse of Beauty (pages 505–514)

Venera Dimulescu ABSTRACT: In the context of the perpetual reproduction of consumerism in contemporary western societies, the varied and often contradictory principles of third wave feminism have been misunderstood or redefined by the dominant economic discourse of the markets. The lack of homogeneity in the theoretical debates of the third wave feminism seems to be a vulnerable point in the ... Read More »

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