Edith Stein : The Philosophical Background, Paperback / softback Book

Edith Stein : The Philosophical Background Paperback / softback


MacIntyre is one of the major British philosophers of the post-war years, and a convert to Roman Catholicism.

Edith Stein was an intellectual of considerable importance in the period between the two World Wars.

The fact that she was also canonised as a Saint is truly remarkable: a Jewish convert to Roman Catholicism, she died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

In this major study of Stein's development as a theologian and philosopher, MacIntyre reveals many of the fundamental issues in both disciplines and in their cross-fertilisation.

Stein was a pupil of the phenomenological philosopher Edmund Husserl.

She then sought in her own writing to interpret phenomenology in a Thomistic way.

In this, she was as original and innovative as were the Catholic philosophers - such as Peter Geach and Elizabeth Anscombe - who made similar interpretations of the work of Wittgenstein in this country.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
  • ISBN: 9780826494016



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