The Presence of Duns Scotus in the Thought of Edith Stein: The Question of Individuality (Analecta Husserliana, Volume 120)

The Presence of Duns Scotus in the Thought of Edith Stein: The Question of Individuality (Analecta Husserliana, Volume 120)

Francesco Alfieri


This booklet examines the phenomenological anthropology of Edith Stein. It in particular makes a speciality of the query which Stein addressed in her paintings Finite and everlasting Being: what's the foundational precept that makes the person specific and unrepeatable in the human species? conventional analyses of Edith Stein’s writings have tended to border her perspectives in this factor as being stimulated through Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, whereas neglecting her curiosity within the lesser-known determine of Duns Scotus. but, as this e-book exhibits, with reference to the query of individuality, Stein used to be serious of Aquinas’ method, discovering that of Duns Scotus to be extra convincing. for you to get to the center of Stein’s readings of Duns Scotus, this e-book seems to be at her released writings and her own correspondence, as well as undertaking a meticulous research of the unique codexes on which her resources have been established. Written with diligence and aptitude, the publication significantly evaluates the authenticity of Stein’s assets and indicates how the placement of Scotus himself advanced. It highlights the originality of Stein’s contribution, which was once to rediscover the relevance of Mediaeval scholastic concept and reinterpret it within the language of the Phenomenological institution based by means of Edmund Husserl.

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