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AuthorSawicki, Marianne. author
TitleBody, Text, and Science [electronic resource] : The Literacy of Investigative Practices and the Phenomenology of Edith Stein / by Marianne Sawicki
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript X, 318 p. online resource


What is "scientific" about the natural and human sciences? Precisely this: the legibility of our worlds and the distinctive reading strategies that they provoke. That account of the essence of science comes from Edith Stein, who as HusserI's assistant 1916-1918 labored in vain to bring his massive Ideen to publication, and then went on to propose her own solution to the problem of finding a unified foundation for the social and physical sciences. Stein argued that human bodily life itself affords direct access to the interplay of natural causality, cultural motivation, and personal initiative in history and technology. She developed this line of approach to the sciences in her early scholarly publications, which too soon were overshadowed by her religious lectures and writings, and eventually were obscured by National Socialism's ideological attack on philosophies of empathy. Today, as her church prepares to declare Stein a saint, her secular philosophical achievements deserve another look


1: The Genesis of Phenomenology -- The Nineteenth-Century German Hermeneutical Tradition -- The Munich Phenomenologists -- 2: Husserlโ{128}{153}s Early Treatments of Intersubjectivity -- From the Logische Untersuchungen to Seefeld -- The 1910 Lectures on Basic Problems of Phenomenology -- The Logos Article and the First Book of the Ideen -- Nature and Intellect in Ideen II -- 3: Edith Steinโ{128}{153}s Hermeneutic Theory -- Eidetics of Empathy -- Analysis of the Constitution of Individuals -- Analysis of the Empathy of Personal Types -- 4: Edith Steinโ{128}{153}s Hermeneutic Practices -- Classifying Stemโ{128}{153}s Works -- Anonymous Textual Production -- Philosophical and Theological Autographs -- Autobiography: Self and Type Under Construction -- 5: Interpretations of Edith Stein -- Interpretations of Stein by Period and by Topic -- Interpretations of Stein, According to Deployment of Iโ{128}{153}s -- 6: Science as Literacy -- Reading Life -- Writing Science -- Psychoanalytic Feminism as the Science of Science -- Materialist Feminism as the Science of Science -- Realist Feminism as the Science of Science -- Appendix 1: Dissertations and Theses on Edith Stein -- Appendix 2: Critique of Bordoโ{128}{153}s Empathy Theory -- References

Philosophy Religion Philosophy and science Phenomenology Philosophy Philosophy of Science Phenomenology Religious Studies general


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