2010-2013: Habitus, Memory, Sediment: Facets of a Phenomenological Approach to Tradition

Project development

Year 2010 (august – december)

  • Scheduling of project meetings; systematisation of necessary bibliographical material;
  • Attending an international conference;
  • Publication of an article in an ISI indexed journal;
  •  Themes discussed:

–       „lifeworld” and science in Husserl, Heidegger and Schütz;
–       the idea of a phenomenology of „occasionality”;
–       the manifold meanings of „foundation” in Husserl and Heidegger;
–       sedimentation and meaningfulness


Year 2011

  • Organising a seminar on the problem of history in Being and Time;
  • Organising a seminar on the relation between hermeneutics and phenomenology in Ricoeur;
  • Publishing the romanian translation of Edmund Husserl, Die Krisis der europäischen Wissenschaften und die transzendentale Phänomenologie/ Criza ştiinţelor europene şi fenomenologia transcendentală (Bucharest, Humanitas, 2011, 472 p.);
  • Organising the national conference: Fenomenologie și Istorie, 21-22 October 2011, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest;
  • Publishing the papers of the conference: Timp, memorie și tradiție. Studii de fenomenologia istoriei (Bucharest, ZetaBooks, 2011, 232 p.);
  • Attending 3 international and 1 national conferences;
  • Attending 3 research stays at european universities;
  • Publishing an article in a ISI indexed journal and another 3 in internationally indexed journals;
  • Editing the dossier of Studia Phaenomenologica XI, 2011 (ISI indexed) on „tradition and phenomenology”;
  • Themes discussed:

–       aperceptive sedimentation and objects as carriers of the past;
–       sedimentation and scientific idealisation in Husserl;
–       habitualisation and the consciousness of practical posibilities;
–       bodily habituality and the ontology of the self;
–       film as a mode of memorial representation and historical discourse;
–       the reality and the alterity of the past;
–       temporal distance as a chance of historical understanding;


Year 2012

–       the idea of a phenomenological genealogy;
–       the retroactive modifiability of the past;
–       forgetting as revelation of time;
–       sedimentation and constitution in Husserl;
–       bodily habituality and the social prescription of gestures;
–       tradition and truth in Gadamer;


Year 2013 (January – July)

  • Organising the workshop: Urmă-Sediment-Memorie corporală, 20 June 2013, Bucharest, Casa Lovinescu;
  • Publishing the Translation of Martin Heidegger, Phänomenologhische Interpretationen zu Aristoteles/ Interpretări fenomenologice la Aristotel, Bucharest, Humanitas (forthcoming);
  • Publishing the authored monograph Christian Ferencz-Flatz, Amorse pentru o fenomenologie a trecutului, Bucharest, Humanitas (forthcoming);
  • Attending 3 international conferences;
  • Publishing an article in a ISI indexed journal and another 2 in internationally indexed journals;
  • Themes discussed:

–       destruction and historical research in phenomenology;
–       forms of implicit memory;
–       „arhi-familiarity” as objectified memory;
–       the „trace” as a residual dimension of tradition;
–       practical habitualisation and the typification of situations;
–       the problem of „generations” and phenomenology;
–       aperception, sedimentation and empathy in Husserl;
–       tradition as the fundament for empathy in the early Heidegger;
–       memory as a condition of film reception;

–       conceptual sedimentation.