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 ebook examines the phenomenological anthropology of Edith Stein. It particularly 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 certain and unrepeatable in the human species? conventional analyses of Edith Stein’s writings have tended to border her perspectives in this factor as being motivated via Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, whereas neglecting her curiosity within the lesser-known determine of Duns Scotus. but, as this ebook exhibits, in regards to the query of individuality, Stein used to be serious of Aquinas’ procedure, discovering that of Duns Scotus to be extra convincing. with a purpose to get to the guts of Stein’s readings of Duns Scotus, this ebook appears 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 ebook severely evaluates the authenticity of Stein’s resources and indicates how the location of Scotus himself developed. It highlights the originality of Stein’s contribution, which used to be to rediscover the relevance of Mediaeval scholastic notion and reinterpret it within the language of the Phenomenological tuition based through Edmund Husserl.

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