Themes and bibliography for the doctoral admission interview

September 2023 session


  1. Monad, soul, spirit in Leibniz

– Leibniz, Philosophical Papers and letters, Loemker (ed.), Dordrecht, Reidel, 1969.

– Leibniz, Philosophical writings, translation, notes, introduction by Adrian Niță, Bucharest, All, 2001.

– Adrian Nita (ed.), Leibniz’s Metaphysics and Adoption of Substantial Forms, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht, 2015.

– Daniel Garber, Leibniz: body, substance, monad, Oxford UP, 2009.

– Adrian Niță, Leibniz, Paideia, Bucharest, 1998.

  1. Understand versus reason in Kant

– Kant, Critique of Pure Reason.

– Kant, Prolegomena to any future metaphysics that may present itself as science.

– Adrian Nita, Time and idealism, Paideia, Bucharest, 2005.

– Ilie Pârvu, The possibility of experience. A theoretical reconstruction of the Critique of Pure Reason, Bucharest, Politeia Publishing House, 2oo3.

  1. Metaphysics of Constantin Noica

– Noica, Becoming into being, Bucharest, Scientific and Encyclopedic Publishing House, 1981.

– Ilie Pârvu, Architecture of existence, vol. 1, Humanitas, 1990.

– Adrian Niță, Noica: a philosophy of individuality, Bucharest, Paideia, 2009.

  1. The Blaga-Popper model of the progress of scientific knowledge

– Popper, The logic of research.

– Popper, The open society and its enemies.

– Blaga, Trilogy of knowledge, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2013.

– Blaga, Trilogy of culture, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2018.

– Blaga, Trilogy of values, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2019.

– Blaga, Cosmological Trilogy, Bucharest, Humanitas, 2014