By Francesco Alfieri
This e-book 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 prompted via Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, whereas neglecting her curiosity within the lesser-known determine of Duns Scotus. but, as this ebook indicates, in regards to the query of individuality, Stein was once serious of Aquinas’ technique, discovering that of Duns Scotus to be extra convincing. with the intention to get to the center of Stein’s readings of Duns Scotus, this publication 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 assets have been established. Written with diligence and aptitude, the ebook seriously evaluates the authenticity of Stein’s assets and exhibits 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 university based by way of Edmund Husserl.