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

By Francesco Alfieri

This ebook examines the phenomenological anthropology of Edith Stein. It particularly specializes in the query which Stein addressed in her paintings Finite and everlasting Being: what's the foundational precept that makes the person particular 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 by means of 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 was once serious of Aquinas’ technique, discovering that of Duns Scotus to be extra convincing. so one can get to the center of Stein’s readings of Duns Scotus, this ebook seems to be at her released writings and her own correspondence, as well as engaging in a meticulous research of the unique codexes on which her resources have been established. Written with diligence and aptitude, the booklet significantly evaluates the authenticity of Stein’s assets and exhibits how the location of Scotus himself advanced. It highlights the originality of Stein’s contribution, which was once to rediscover the relevance of Mediaeval scholastic inspiration and reinterpret it within the language of the Phenomenological institution based by means of Edmund Husserl.

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