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Octavian Gabor

Methodist College

Octavian Gabor is Professor of Philosophy at Methodist College. He works in Greek philosophy and has strong interests in Dostoevsky and the notion of personhood. Recent essays include: “Responses to Divine Communication: Oedipus and Socrates” (Philosophy and Theology, 2020), “Taming the Beast: Constantin Noica and Doing Philosophy in Critical Political Contexts” (Dialogos, 2019), “Justice between Mercy and Revenge in Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Crito” (Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas, 2019) and “Constantin Noica’s Becoming Within Being and Meno’s Paradox” (Companion to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe, eds. Zara Torlone & Dana Munteanu. Blackwell, 2017). He has translated from French to Romanian and Romanian to English. His most recent translations are Andre Scrima’s Apophatic Anthropology (Gorgias, 2016) and Constantin Noica’s  The Romanian Sentiment of Being (Punctum books, 2022, together with Elena Gabor) and Pray for Brother Alexander (Punctum books 2018).

Octavian serves as moderator/curator of the Northwestern University Forum for Russian Philosophy and Religious Thought and as editor of Northwestern University Studies in Russian Philosophy and Religious Thought.

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Two Kinds of Responsibility in Crime and Punishment

Re-Creation of Normality In The Absurd Space of Deportations To The Siberian Gulag