By Sarah Borden Sharkey
Edith Stein used to be one of many vital early phenomenologists. A German-Jewish thinker, Discalced Carmelite nun, martyr, and saint who died in Auschwitz, Stein participated within the early twentieth century revival of scholasticism and was once a lot well-known by way of John Paul II. Thine personal Self specializes in Stein's later writings and particularly her magnum opus, Finite and everlasting Being. even if accomplished in 1936, Stein's booklet was once now not released on the time due to the new legislation opposed to non-Aryan guides, and the paintings sat accomplished yet unread until eventually after global struggle II. the hot availability of this booklet in English makes a important scholarly research of this significant textual content rather well timed.
Thine personal Self investigates Stein's account of human individuality and her mature philosophical positions on being and essence. Sarah Borden Sharkey exhibits how Stein's account of person shape adapts and updates the Aristotelian-Thomistic culture as a way to account for evolution and extra modern insights in character and person specialty. Borden Sharkey explains how Stein's conception of individuality and person types is tied to her knowing of essence and being, and she or he compares Stein's particular metaphysical positions to these of Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and Edmund Husserl.
In addition to expositing Stein's metaphysical positions, Borden Sharkey argues that, even supposing Stein's account of person kinds is either extra modern and extra sufficient than John Duns Scotus's haecceitas, it truly is still frustrating. The ebook concludes by way of protecting a extra Aristotelian-Thomistic figuring out of form―albeit one who needs to be rearticulated in gentle of latest and Steinian reviews.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Borden Sharkey, affiliate professor of philosophy at Wheaton collage, is writer of Edith Stein within the sequence impressive Christian Thinkers.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"Individual shape is the main notion in realizing the later Stein. Borden Sharkey's paintings represents the 1st ebook size examine of the problem in English and certainly deals the main major contribution to the scholarship during this region. She offers a close research of Stein's idea in a fashion that is reasonable to Stein, useful to the reader, and locations it in the higher philosophical discussion."―Terrence C. Wright, affiliate professor of philosophy, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
"Thine personal Self presents a close and engaging research of a comparatively unmined notion in Stein's later philosophy. Borden Sharkey's e-book is a primary and should make a singular and optimistic contribution to Stein scholarship."―Antonio Calcagno, assistant professor of philosophy, King's collage collage, college of Western Ontario
"[A] much less ambitious precis of Stein's pondering than wading via Stein's personal weighty tomes." ― Magistra