Danubius International Conferences, 6th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Danubian Discourse, Discursiveness and Discursivity

Gheorghe Lates
Last modified: 2016-06-07


The European space, since antiquity until today, has assumed the Danube from various perspectives. All this Danubian symbolism has generated also a vision which, in turn, has become a veritable metaphysics. Consequently, the discourse exceeded the formal rigors and became discursiveness, which means it has established its own rules of articulation, and later excess was converted into discursivity. Such forms of discourse analysis is useful in articulating a generic strategy, unlimited to the simple “sustainable development”, but tending towards axiology.