Paper presentation: The Philosophical Consciousness. The Examination of Inner Experiences and Their Practical Affirmation

Abstract: The only life worth living is the one examined (Plato) and the only one worth examining is the fully lived one (Alphonso Lingis).The philosophical consciousness and its core of lucidity is paramount in the remembrance and return to the genuine inner self, as well as in the constitution of subjectivity. However, philosophical consciousness has its impact in the awareness of the self for socialization and sociality, in the success of relations and activities. Lucidity is vital in awakening, adequating and „training” the spirit for visionary-constructive and lucrative accomplishments, not only for analytic-critical ones. Capitalizing upon the Romanian philosophy, and especially the philosophy of Lucian Blaga (1895-1961), owning the consciousness of his human existence, the human being keeps on awakening (herself). And these awakenings are as well spiritual as lucrative, truly beneficial for the enjoyments of the exercise of thought and lucrative for everyday activities and life.

Henrieta  Şerban is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations “Ion I. C. Brătianu”, as well as at the Institute of Philosophy and Psychology “Constantin Rădulescu-Motru” of the Romanian Academy. She is a habilitated doctor (2019, Romanian Academy). Membership: corresponding member of the Romanian Academy of Scientists, full member of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science at the Romanian Academy (part of the Romanian Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technics/Technology) and works with the Group for Interdisciplinary Research associated with this Division at the Romanian Academy. Since 2020 she is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Solitude, with philosophical interest in socio-political aspects of solitude and togetherness. Recent author books: Symbolic forms and representations of socio-political phenomena, in Romanian language, 2017; Lucian Blaga: Selected Philosophical Extracts, co-ed. with Angela Botez and R.T. Allen, Vernon Press, 2018; and Neopragmatism and postliberalism. A contemporary Weltanschauung, bilingual edition, 2021.