Some of Ţuţea's large projects and original literary-philosophical genres. The Project titles in italics have been completed by him in their entirety.
Theatre as Seminar
• A play, Common Events
• Styles of Theatre as Seminar, essay
Ţuţea also planned a series of dialogues: Bios, Eros, Logos, Ethos, Physis, Psyche, Anthropos, Thanatos of which he wrote the first two, featuring him and an interlocutor identified by the initials R.C. One of his editors, Mircea Coloşenco included Bios and Eros in his edition of the Theatre as Seminar project, titled by Coloşenco World as Theatre: Theatre as Seminar.
• Prometheus (Introduction; Anthropological aspects; The Myth: Prometheus submissive, chained, unchained, dissappointed, reconciled with Zeus; The prometeic myth in science, literature and philosophy)
• A few historical cultures presented in short (Chinese Spirituality, Indian Philosophy, Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Christian Spirit; Arabic Spirituality; Patristics; Scholastics; The Renaissance; Reform; Forms of Modern European Spirituality)
Man - Treatise of Christian Anthropology
• Problems or The Book of Questions
• Systems, or The Book or Logical Wholes, Autonomous and Mathematical, Parallel to Ontic Wholes
• Styles, or The Book of Historical and Cultural Unity of Aesthetic Modalities in the Arts (partially completed)
• Sciences, or The Disciplines of the Human Spirit
• Dogmas, or The Dwelling of Human Spirit in the Realm of Certitude (partially completed)
Unfortunately, most Romanian critics and commentators and consequently a large part of the reading public consider Ţuţea an "oral philosopher", also improperly identified as... "Socratic". Ţuţea is indeed a Socratic personality, although for other reasons - and a remarkable writer, since he invented no less than three literary-philosophical genres:
Theatre as seminar
- A new dialogical genre, as described in Ţuţea's own Prologue, part of the larger Theatre Project with the same name. This prologue is a theoretical essay, followed by a three-act dramatic play titled Common Events. A few fragments have been published in the well-known literary review Familia in Oradea (1968). After a violent polemical attack and response concerning Ţuţea's unusual play were published in various reviews, the series were interrupted. Later, in the mid '70s Ţuţea wrote another text, The Styles of Theatre as Seminar, reexamining from a more didactic and moralistic perspective his original ideas from the late '60s.
Philosophy of nuances
- Written as an essay / manifesto, this consitutes a fascinating "live" demonstration of what it endeavors to describe, i.e. a new manner of philosophizing. Ţuţea constantly practiced this "nuanced" way of thinking, but this essay elaborates it as a technical term. As in the case of Theatre as Seminar, the philosopher later added a "Note to the Philosophy of Nuances", written from the point of view of his late "theologal" turn.
Religious reflections ("Theologal" thinking)
- Elaborated during the late '80s, in two books about the relationship between philosophy and religion: Religious reflections upon knowledge, on Plato's philosophy seen from a religious perspective ("dogmatic" i.e. according to revelation) -- and Mircea Eliade, about the famous philosopher, novelist, scholar and mystic whom Ţuţea endeavors to examine from all relevant perspectives (philosophical, literary, religious) with an obvious predilection for the latter. The famous treatise, "Man" is in the same genre, of Religious reflections; as all other major Projects (see above), it remained unfinished at the time of Ţuţea's death in 1991. The two volumes he managed to complete (Problems and Systems) are much more radical and fragmentary than other writings which clearly belong to this late genre.