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Понятието „Логос“ във философията на Мартин Хайдегер и Григорий Палама
The Conception of „Logos” in the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger and Gregory Palamas

Author(s): Lyudmil Petrov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Heidegger; Palamas; being; human being; Logos; logic; language; communication; communion; Divine essence and energies; grace; synergism

Summary/Abstract: For Heidegger, the Logos is а „gathering together” of being from its disclosure in the existent, and as such, the concept always implies and enters into a connection with the existent. Within the framework of Palamite theology, the same can be said, with astonishing consistency, about man within the space of the ontotes, the living space revealed by God to the existent, inasmuch as in man, as in the existent, being flashes forth. Man receives it as a “grace” within himself, entering with his own being into a connection with God by grace (kata harin); man “gathers together” within himself, most really, God's being ad extra, and thus, by communicating with God, exercises "logic" in the Heideggerian sense. The trinitarian and oikonomian dimension by the Son (Logos) finds in man the same correspondence – through human being in the sense of Heidegger’s Logos. The two (dia) indicate that the being gathered through the Son, and also through man, is included in the communication between the Creator and creation.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 22-37
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Bulgarian