Frauenseele und weiblicher Geist

Philosophische Prolegomena zu einer neuen (Frauen)Kultur in den Zwischenkriegszeitsrundfunkvorträgen Alice Voinescus und Constantin Noicas


Female Soul and Feminine Spirit. Philosophical Prolegomena to a New (Women) Culture in the Interwar Radio Lectures Alice Voinescu’s and Constantin Noica’s. The newly founded Romanian Radio (1927) invited since 1930 the most important personalities of the Romanian culture to speak in the frame of different radio conferences. Two of these personalities were the philosophers Alice Voinescu (1885-1961) and Constantin Noica (1909-1987). Although they represent two different philosophical orientations (Alice Voinescu as a post-metaphysical thinker and Constantin Noica as a philosopher, who tries, like Heidegger in the German culture, to rebuild metaphysics), the two interwar Romanian thinkers meet each other in some philosophical topics. One of these is the critical manner, how they are thinking about the movement of the emancipation of women in the 20th century. Both of them agree that the female soul and the feminine spirit have not to lose their specific features in the tendency to become active in the frame of the public sphere. In their critical thinking, Alice Voinescu and Constantin Noica meet the philosophical ideas of German philosophers like Georg Simmel and Martin Heidegger.

Keywords: Interwar Romanian Philosophy, Philosophy Radio Lectures, Feminism, Feminine Culture, Alice Voinescu, Constantin Noica.

How to Cite
OCOLEANU, Ana. Frauenseele und weiblicher Geist. Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy, [S.l.], v. 4, p. 91-101, may 2021. ISSN 2601-7415. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2021. doi: