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Edith Stein : Women, Social-political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History: New
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This volume explores the work and thought of Edith Stein (1891–1942). It discusses in detail, and from new perspectives, the traditional areas of her thinking, including her ideas about women/feminism, and theology and metaphysics. In addition, it introduces readers to fresh or underdeveloped areas of her thought, including her thoughts on history, and her social and political philosophy. The guiding thread that collects all the essays in this book is the emphasis on new approaches and novel applications of her thought. The contributions both extend the implications of Stein’s thought for our contemporary world and apply her philosophy to questions of theatre, public history and biographical representation, education, politics, autism, theological debates, feminism, sexuality studies and literature. The volume brings together for the first time leading scholars in five language-groups: English, German, Italian, French and Spanish, reflecting an international and cosmopolitan approach. Each of these linguistic traditions has a diverse take on Stein and sees her work within their own linguistic and cultural contexts. In addition, the volume takes an interdisciplinary approach because Stein’s thought touched upon many domains, including philosophy, politics, social thought, theology, spirituality, literature, feminism, education, mediaeval studies and psychology. The volume explores how these diverse disciplines converge and diverge in Stein’s thinking as a whole.
Number of Pages: 350
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs, Social Science
Sub-Genre: General, Movements / Phenomenology, Gender Studies
Series Title: Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: November 23, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-1250
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