The diversity of interests, the creative spirit, and the vitality of debates have been a long-standing characteristic of the philosophical space of Cluj. The “ERGO” Group aims to renew and promote this tradition of intellectual freedom. Our immediate objective is to build a space of encounter at the intersection of the humanities and of the various philosophical orientations. We are also aiming to bring together a worldwide community of philosophical alumni from our university in order to connect the experience and research directions that shape our identity.

Therefore, we invite you to the first edition of the Conference of Philosophy and Humanities, organized by our group in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy of the Babeş-Bolyai University, which will be held on 20-21 April, 2018.

This year’s theme is “Forms, Formalism and Uniqueness”. The conference is mainly addressed to young researchers, but every original and significant contribution will be taken into consideration. The languages of the conference will be English and French.

Cluj-Napoca is the most important city of the Romanian region of Transylvania, with a history spanning back to Roman times. Starting from its medieval refounding and up to the present day, the city of Cluj has asserted itself as the economic, political, cultural and educational center of a diverse and dynamic region. Nowadays, Cluj-Napoca has become a hub for IT business and innovation, and boasts a thriving and world-famous artistic community and an ever-increasing number of international students which are attracted by the excellent standards of the city’s higher-learning institutions and the laid-back and friendly atmosphere that is typical to the region and the city. Babeş-Bolyai University is the largest university in Romania and it frequently ranks highest in the country in national and international rankings, globally and in various subjects, including Philosophy. The university benefits from a centuries-old higher education tradition and from the multicultural specificity of Transylvania and Cluj-Napoca, a feature it aims to preserve and enrich. This mission is reflected in the substantial influence that its professors and alumni have exerted not only on the economic, scientific, political and cultural development of Transylvanian communities, but also at a national and international level.