Edith Stein's Thomism

Lebech, Mette (2013) Edith Stein's Thomism. Maynooth Philosophical Papers, 7. pp. 20-32. ISSN 2009-7751

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After her baptism at the age of 32, Stein engaged with Aquinas on several levels. Initially she compared his thought with that of Husserl, then proceeded to translate several of his works, and attempted to explore some of his fundamental concepts (potency and act) phenomenologically. She arrived finally in Finite and Eternal Being at a philosophical position inspired by his synthesis of Christian faith and philosophical tradition without abandoning her phenomenological starting point and method. Whether one would want to call this position Thomist depends on what one understands Thomism to be.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Edith Stein; Thomism; Philosophy;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Philosophy
Item ID: 7660
Depositing User: Mette Lebech
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 13:10
Journal or Publication Title: Maynooth Philosophical Papers
Publisher: Maynooth University Department of Philosophy
Refereed: Yes

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