IT-4 Introduction in Philosophy

The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Interior Architecture
4th Year, sem 1, 2021-2022 | Optional Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
Ștefan Vianu
Learning outcomes:

This course aims to both show the main European philosophical theories and to explain the fundamental philosophical principles and concepts; at the same time the scope of the course is to engage, on a theoretical level, the connecting ideas between philosophy and architecture, by introducing the concept of modernity, a highy important concept in both disciplines.


Introduction. What is philosophy? Philosophy and architecture.
The main concepts of ancient and medieval philosophy.
The main concepts of modern philosophy.
Nietzsche and the concept of history.
Nietzsche and the concept of art.
Fundamental concepts in the phenomenology of living (Husserl and Heidegger).
Phenomenology of history and political philosophy.
The dilemmas of post-modernity. The annihilation or repossession of tradition?
Questions and discussions.

Teaching Method:



Written essay.


ARENDT Hannah, Between past and future, Penguin, 1977
ARGAN C, G., Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus, Meridiane, 1976
BACHELARD G., The Poetics of Space, New York, Orion Press, 1964
CASSIRER E., An Essay on Man, Yale University Press, 1944
COULANGES, F., The Ancient City, Meridiane, 1984
HADOT P., Plotinus or the the Simplicity of Vision, The University of Chicago Press, 1993
HEIDEGGER M., Being and Time, Blackwell, 1993
LASCU N., About Function and Form
DESCARTES R., Discourse on the Method, Dover Publications, 2003
The Birth of Modern Science, Blackwell, 2001