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    Conceptual Idealism and Emotional Reasoning
    International Journal of Philosophical Practice 9 (1): 158-172. 2023.
    Starting from an unorthodox account of conceptual idealism as represented (going backwards historically) by Thomas Hofweber, Nicholas Rescher and Robin George Collingwood (mainly with regard to its potential use in historical understanding), this short study attempts to couple it with the important cognitive finding that emotions inform judgment and regulate thought.1 In my search for a bridge between the cognitive and emotional contents of conceptual understanding, LBT appears to offer the long…Read more
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    Philosophy and Counter-rationality
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 52 35-39. 2018.
    The Holocaust’s extreme character, which differentiates it from other events of modern history, can arguably be associated, with the help of philosophy, with its ‘negative radicality’. This radicality emanates from those elements in the cataclysm that seem to lack any apparent meaning when approached by means of ‘normal’ historical experience and understanding. Hence it is hardly surprising that the Shoah poses some of the biggest challenges to our capacities to comprehend, conceive and represen…Read more
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    Ontological Proof and the Critique of Religious Experience
    Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 9 (27): 157-174. 2010.
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    Romanian Orthodoxy, Between Ideology of Exclusion and Secularisation Amiable
    Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 8 (24): 46-69. 2009.
    The present study represents a preliminary theoretical attempt to analyse the socio-political influence and impact of the Romanian Orthodoxy within the Romanian public life and political culture since 1990, both through the relation between the Orthodox Church and the state, and its impact on the wider society. An open-ended reflection on a constantly unfolding reality, the approach focuses on demonstrating the profound “modernity”—not backwardness—of Orthodoxy’s implicit political theology and …Read more
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    In search of meaning: philosophy before negative historical radicality
    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 71 45-52. 2013.
    The Holocaust’s extreme character, which makes it different from other historical events, can arguably by associated, with the help of philosophy, with its ‘negative radicality’. This radicality emanates from those elements in the cataclysm that seem to lack any apparent meaning when approached by means of ‘normal’ historical experience and understanding. Hence it is hardly surprising that the Shoah poses some of the biggest challenges to our capacities to comprehend, conceive, and represent not…Read more